News and Announcements

2014 USA Hockey High School Nationals schedule released, the North Royalton Bears will play:

3/26/14 7:30pm CDT v. Stoneham Douglas (FLA)

3/27/14 1:00pm CDT v. Alton (IL/MO)

3/28/14 9:30am CDT v. Lake Central (IN)

3/29/14 Quarterfinals and Semifinals

3/30/14 National Championship Game

For those not making the trip to Omaha, you can still watch your Bears- all games will stream live at Fast Hockey ( - you will need to create a username and password and there will be a charge for the game ($8/game).

Go Bears!

The North Royalton Bears would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the North Royalton Bears at the 2013-14 North Coast High School Hockey League All-Star Game which will be played Sunday, April 6th at 4:00pm at Iceland USA.

North Royalton Bears All-Star Selections: AJ Bogdan #8-Forward, Steven Vinyard #14-Defenseman, Michael Dzoba #19-Forward, Aaron Schmitt #21-Forward, Branden Walsh #22-Forward, Angelo Nero #24-Forward, and Tyler Roesch #33-Goaltender.

Well done, gentlemen.

The North Royalton Bears fell to the Jackson Polar Bears, 1-0, in the Ohio, USA Hockey High Varsity Championship Game on Sunday March 9th at Gilmour Academy. The two teams treated the crowd to a high paced, defensive showdown with Jackson netting the lone goal of the game midway through the opening period. The story of the game was the two team’s goaltenders with North Royalton’s Tyler Roesch (Buckeye Cup State Tournament MVP) stealing the spotlight stopping 33 of the 34 shots he faced, 18 in the 2nd period alone.

The Ohio, USA Hockey Varsity State Tournament (Buckeye Cup) features the top 4 teams in each region: Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland playing one another for the State Championship. The four teams representing the Cleveland at the tournament were the Riverside Beavers, Medina Bees, Jackson Polar Bears and the North Royalton Bears.

The twelve teams were reduced to four for the semifinal round; North Royalton v. Westerville in one matchup and Jackson v. North East Columbus in the other semifinal game. Jackson defeated NE Columbus 5-2 in their match-up and North Royalton defeated Westerville 2-1 in an overtime thriller that needed a shootout to determine the winner. North Royalton’s Branden Walsh scored the lone goal in the 5 round shootout and the Bears keeper, Tyler Roesch, stopped all 5 shooters he faced.

North Royalton finishes their 2013-14 season as the Ohio, USA Hockey Varsity State Championship Runner Up boasting an overall record of 35-17-1.

The North Royalton Bears defeated the Newark Generals, 2-1, in their 2nd game of the 2014 Buckeye Cup State Championship Tournament. The Bears, like in their 1st game, trailed 1-0 after the opening period but notched the equalizer in the middle frame. Timmy Orlosky scored on the power burying a great shot which beat the Generals net-minder far side; assists were awarded to Michael Schlegel and Angelo Nero. The two teams entered the 3rd tied at one apiece and it stayed that way until midway through the period when Aaron Schmitt netted the game winner while shorthanded; assists were awarded to Branden Walsh and Steven Vinyard. Tyler Roesch was solid again for the Bears stopping 29 of the 30 shots he faced. The Bears overall record improves to 33-16-1 with the win, a mark they will look to improve upon when they face off against the Mason Comets in Game 3 of the Buckeye Cup Tournament.
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Bears soar past Comets; defeat Mason 5-0.

Posted by Jeff McCarthy at Mar 7, 2014 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
The North Royalton Bears soared by the Mason Comets, 5-0, in their 3rd game of the Buckeye Cup State Championship Tournament. AJ Bogdan scored the first two goals for the Bears, one in the 1st assisted by Timmy Orlosky and one in the 2nd assisted by Jeremy Gripp. North Royalton’s offense woke up in the final period netting three scores ; Aaron Schmitt scored twice for the Bears, the third and fifth goal and Branden Walsh notched North Royalton’s fourth goal. Tyler Roesch continued his tournament play between the pipes for the Bears stopping all 28 shots he faced. The win, the Bears 34th of the season, propels the Bears into their semi-final matchup with the Westerville Warcats.