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Posted by John Mummert at May 4, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

2015 Honey Pot Invitational Tournament Champions
2015 Lake Catholic, Cougar Holiday Extravaganza Tournament Champions 
Qualified for 2016 USA Hockey, Ohio High School, State Championships (3/4-3/6/16)

2015-16 North Royalton Bears 

Timmy Orlosky, Captain/Jacob Krosky, Assitant Captain/Jeremy Gripp, Assistant Captain

15-6 NCHSHL Record, 31-15 Overall Record  

  North Royalton Bears Hockey  

“Achieving success through hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence”

The North Royalton Bears ice hockey team is a USA Hockey, High School Varsity team that offers players grades 9-12 the opportunity to play hockey at the high school level competing against OHSAA Varsity teams and other USA Hockey Varsity level teams. The Bears compete in the North Coast HS Hockey League, a division of the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League, which is comprised of ten USA Hockey High School teams from Northeast Ohio. Our home arena is OBM Arena (Iceland USA) in Strongsville, Ohio. Players compete in 45-50 games per year between tournaments, league and exhibition games, and practice approximately 4-6 hours per week which includes both on ice sessions and strength and conditioning training.

If you are interested in playing for the North Royalton Bears, please contact Jeffrey McCarthy at

The North Royalton Bears Hockey Association (NRBHA) is thrilled to announce that beginning with the 2015-2016 hockey season the Bears will be competing at both the Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) levels with the addition of a Junior Varsity team.

The North Royalton Bears Junior Varsity team will play, approximately, a 14-17 game schedule which will include 3-4 local tournaments and various exhibition games against area JV programs. In addition, players will practice approximately 3-5 hours per week which includes both on ice sessions and strength and conditioning training.

“I am excited about the opportunities that a Junior Varsity team will provide for the student-athletes and the program. The addition of a JV team will give us necessary depth at all positions and enhance our ability to develop our younger players while providing them with an opportunity to garner game-time experience during the season.” -Head Coach, Jeff McCarthy

 - North Royalton Bears Hockey Association

If interested in learning more about or playing for the North Royalton Bears, please contact: NRBHA at or Coach, Jeff McCarthy at .

The North Royalton Bears participated in the 2015 USA Hockey, Ohio High School State Championships March 6-8th in Columbus earning 6.5 points total in the three game round robin. The 12 team tournament (top 4 teams from Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland) follows a point by period format with the top 4 point earning teams advancing to the semifinals after the three game round robin.

The Bears faced off against the tournament’s #1 seed, Dayton, in their opening round game falling to the Stealth, 4-3. North Royalton got off to a sluggish start surrendering two quick goals before finding their pace. Trailing, 2-0, midway through the 1st period the Bears netted their first of the game when Paul Jablonski tapped home a rebound from a Nicolai Kolasinski shot; also picking up an assist on the goal was Preston Vinyard. The story of the middle period was the solid play in net from the Bears freshman net minder, Collin Mischak, who came in to relive Joey Fratantonio early in the game. Mischak stopped 25/26 shots in the 2nd period alone and 44/46 overall. North Royalton seemed to respond to the energy Mischak provided and picked up their play considerably in the final period scoring twice. Anthony Picciano tallied an unassisted score early in the 3rd and, after a Stealth goal; Jacob Krosky brought the Bears back to within one assisted by Cam Cook and Timmy Orlosky.

North Royalton faced off against Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati’s #3 seed, in their second game of the tournament topping the Norse, 5-1. Senior captain Paul Jablonski led the way for the Bears scoring three times for the hat trick. Jablonski opened the scoring for the Bears in the 1st period with assists being awarded to Nicolai Kolasinski and Nick Magro. Mike Ambrose put the Bears up, 2-0. Just 39 ticks later when he buried a Jacob Krosky feed; also assisting on the goal was Colin O’Connor. The Bears added to their lead late in the middle period, on the power play, when Cam Cook blasted home an Ambrose fee d to put the Bears up, 3-0. Jablonski added his second of the game, assisted by Krosky and Ambrose, early in the final period and, after a Norse goal, added his final goal, an unassisted score with just over three minutes left in the period. Collin Mischak played solid in net stopping 18/19 shots he faced in the victory.

The Bears faced a tough test in their final game facing off against the Newark Generals, the #2 seed in Columbus and the 2015 Greater Columbus HS Hockey League Blue Jacket Cup winners. The two teams skated evenly through the opening period with each team scoring twice. North Royalton got goals from Jeremy Gripp, assisted by Christian Fernandez, and Jacob Krosky, assisted by Timmy Orlosky and Collin O’Connor. Newark owned the middle period netting the only two goals scored despite the two teams each having great chances. The final period was back and forth, much like the whole game, however Newark once again got the edge on the scoreboard scoring twice with Royalton only getting one. The Bears lone goal was scored by Paul Jablonksi assisted by Nicolai Kolasinki and Nick Magro.

The Bears finished their 2014/15 season with an impressive 26-17-5 season.

The North Royalton Bears fell to Jackson, 2-1, in the North Coast HS Hockey League semifinal game despite outshooting the Polar Bears, 38-15. The Bears threw everything they could at the Jackson net minder, taking 18 shots in the 3rd period alone but only managed one goal. Colin O’Connor netted Royalton’s only goal with just over 7 minutes in the game slamming home a Jacob Krosky rebound. The loss eliminated North Royalton (25-15-5) from league playoffs. The Bears had previously qualified for the USA Hockey, Ohio HS State Championships and will travel to Columbus, OH to play three round robin games the weekend of March 6-8 facing off against Dayton, Newark and Northern Kentucky.
The North Royalton Bears blanked the Wooster Oilers, 3-0, in NCHSHL playoff action on February 26th. The Bears dominated play outshooting the Oilers 40-12 and controlling the pace from the opening face-off. Michael Ambrose netted the Bears first goal, midway through the opening period, taking a beautiful feed from line mate Jacob Krosky and ripping it passed the Oilers net minder. Timmy Orlosky put the Bears up, 2-0, just over a minute later blasting shot in from the blue line; picking up assists on the goal were Nicolai Kolasinski and Paul Jablonski. Jablonski capped of the Bears scoring and putting the game out of Wooster’s reach with just under ten minutes remaining in the game. Joey Fratantonio stopped all 12 shots he faced for his 7th shutout of the year. The win advances the Bears to the NCHSHL semifinal game and brings their overall record to 25-14-5.