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Monday, March 2
Jackson Claims NCHSHL Playoff Championship!



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The Polar Bears captured the North Coast High School Hockey League playoff championship on Sunday with a big 6-3 victory over previously unbeaten Medina.  

On Thursday night, the Bears fell to Medina 4-1 in round three of the playoffs.  Matt Pollock had the lone goal in that game, assisted by Alex Dent and Robert Dysart.  Jackson dropped into the losers' bracket and faced North Royalton on Saturday.  A 2-1 win propelled them into the championship game against Medina.  Jackson goals were scored by Alex Chiples, assisted by Tommy Lundin and Zach Wilson, and Connor Tilstra, assisted by Dysart.   

On Sunday night in front of a big Medina hometown crowd, the Bears jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a power play goal by Dent at 11:38, assisted by Pollock.  Medina tied it up with one goal in the first period.  The Bears added two more in the second period.  Clayton Evans scored with an assist from Tristan Browne, and Pollock scored on a power play, assisted by Wilson and Dent.  The Bears were up 3-1 at the break.  EJ Martzolf put one in unassisted to start the third period.  Medina answered, but then the Bears added two more to go up 6-2 with 4:41 to play.  Zach Blumer scored the first, assisted by Michael Mayle, and Dysart had the other, assisted by Dent. Medina scored at 4:24 to make it 6-3.  Medina went on the power play with three minutes to go and pulled their goalie but were unable to score.  

The Bears are headed to Columbus on Friday to defend the Buckeye Cup.  

 

 



Tuesday, February 24
Jackson Posts 6-2 Win Over Riverside in Playoffs

Led by Michael Mayle's four-goal performance, the Bears defeated second-seeded Riverside 6-2 in the NCHSHL playoffs at Mentor on Sunday.  Michael scored the first Jackson goal at 13:32 in the first period, assisted by Zach Blumer and Clayton Evans, and the second at 10:55, again assisted by Blumer.  Blumer also scored in the first, assisted by Ricky Miller and Evans.  The Bears led 3-2 after one.  Michael scored both Jackson goals in the second period, assisted by Miller and Blumer on the first and then unassisted.  Miller put in the final Bears goal in the third period, unassisted.

Jackson faces top-seeded Medina next on Thursday.  The puck drops at 6:15 in Mentor. 



Monday, February 23
Jackson Defeats Fremont in NCHSHL Playoffs



The third-seeded Bears rolled to a 6-2 victory over the sixth-seeded Ice Wolves in the first round of the NCHSHL playoffs Saturday night in Mentor.  Fremont scored first on a power play in the first period, but Robert Dysart tied it up with a Jackson power play goal at 5:06, assisted by Zach Wilson and goalie Andrew Saltarelli.  Alex Dent put in the first of four Jackson goals in the second, unassisted, and the Bears were ahead for good.  Clayton Evans scored, assisted by Dent and Wilson.  Wilson added another, assisted by Dent and Matt Mayle.  Dysart put in his second, assisted by Michael Mayle.  Fremont had one goal in second.  Wilson scored again on a power play in the third period, assisted by Dent.  

Friday, February 13
Jackson Blanks Ohio City



Freshman goalie Sarah Blumer earned a shutout in her first start as the Bears beat Ohio City 7-0 in an exhibition game at Center Ice Thursday night.  Michael Mayle scored the first three Jackson goals.  Alex Dent added two more and Robert Dysart and EJ Martzolf each had one.  Clayton Evans had three assists, Dysart had two and Ricky Miller, Dent, Matt Mayle, Connor Tilstra, Alex Anzio and Tommy Lundin had one apiece.

The Bears will compete in the Rock 'N Roll Tournament in Cleveland this weekend. 



Sunday, February 8
Jackson Defeats Fremont in OT



Senior captain Matt Mayle buried the winning goal in OT to lift the Bears to an 8-7 victory over the visiting Ice Wolves on Saturday.  Fellow seniors Robert Dysart and Alex Dent also had big days in their final home game for Jackson.  Dysart had two goals and three assists.  Dent added two goals and two assists.  Tommy Lundin scored the first Bears' goal on a power play at 10:26 in the first period, assisted by Connor Tilstra and Dysart.  Dysart and Dent combined for the next one.  EJ Martzolf added another, assisted by Zach Wilson and Dysart.  Fremont scored once in the first period.  Both teams scored three goals in the second period.  Dent scored his first, assisted by Zach Blumer and Michael Mayle.  Tristan Browne had a laser shot from the point, assisted by Wilson.  Dysart put in his second goal, assisted by Tilstra.  Dent and Dysart combined again in the third period.  Fremont scored three, including the game-tying goal on a power play with less than one second to play.  Dysart and Michael Mayle assisted on the OT goal.  The Bears finish the regular season with a 9-6-1 record in the NCHSHL. 



Tuesday, February 3
Battle of the Bears Ends in a Tie



Jackson and North Royalton played to a 3-3 tie in Strongsville on Saturday night.  North Royalton took a 2-0 lead with a goal in the first period and another early in the second before Matt Pollock put one in for Jackson on a power play at 9:08.  He was assisted by Alex Dent.  North Royalton scored again in the third to go up 3-1.  Clayton Evans answered with an unassisted short-handed goal at 9:22.  Robert Dysart tied the game on a power play with just 2.9 seconds to go.  Evans provided the assist.   Neither team scored in overtime.  Jackson is now 8-6-1 in the NCHSHL.

Jackson hosts Ohio City for an exhibition game Wednesday night.  The puck drops at 7:10. 



Saturday, January 31
Bears Roll Over Vikings



The Bears scored six goals in the second period on their way to a 7-0 victory over the Vikings Hockey Club in Euclid Friday night.  Matt Pollock and Alex Dent put in two each, and Robert Dysart, Michael Mayle, and Zach Blumer added one apiece.  Clayton Evans and Dysart had two assists and Ricky Miller had one.  With the win, the Bears improve to 8-6 and move into third place in the NCHSHL.

Jackson travels to Strongsville tonight to face North Royalton.  The puck drops at 8:40. 



Wednesday, January 28
Jackson Shuts Down Elyria



Goalie Andrew Saltarelli earned another shutout Wednesday night at Center Ice as the Bears beat the Panthers 5-0.  After a scoreless first period, Ricky Miller broke the ice with a goal at 14:22 in the second, assisted by Zach Blumer.  Robert Dysart scored the first of his two goals at 10:35, assisted by EJ Martzolf.  Clayton Evans added another at 4:27, assisted by Blumer and Michael Mayle.  Matt Pollock started the third period with an unassisted short-handed goal at 14:28. Dysart put in his second on a power play at 4:23, assisted by Martzolf and Pollock.  The Bears outshot the Panthers 41-8.  With the win, the Bears improve to 7-6 in the NCHSHL.

Jackson travels to Euclid on Friday night to face the Vikings Hockey Club.  The puck drops at 8:45. 



Sunday, January 25
Jackson Falls To Medina In OT



Medina scored with just 43 seconds left in overtime to defeat Jackson 4-3 on Saturday night in Strongsville.  Medina jumped out to a three-gaol lead, scoring twice in the first period and adding another on a power play early in the second before the Bears started battling back.  Zach Blumer, assisted by Tommy Lundin, put one in at 11:51 in the second period, followed by a Michael Mayle goal at 9:19, assisted by Ricky Miller.  Robert Dysart, assisted by Alex Dent and Michael Mayle, scored the tying goal at 5:00 in the third period to take the game to overtime.  The Bears fall to 6-6 in the NCHSHL.

Jackson hosts Elyria on Wednesday night.  The puck drops at 7:10. 



Thursday, January 22
Bears Shut Out Vikings



Robert Dysart, Zach Blumer and Alex Dent posted two goals apiece and Matt Pollock added another as the Bears rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Vikings Skating Club on Wednesday night at Center Ice.  Matt Mayle had two assists and Ricky Miller, Clayton Evans, Andrew Saltarelli, Tommy Lundin, Pollock and Blumer each had one.  With the win, the Bears improve to 6-5 in the NCHSHL. 

The Bears travel to Strongsville on Saturday night to take on Medina next.  The puck drops at 8:40. 



Thursday, January 15
Bears Blank Freeze



Jackson got back on the winning track Wednesday night with a 5-0 victory over the Great Lakes Freeze at home.  Alex Dent had a big night on defense with two goals and an assist.  Dent put in the first goal at 4:32 in the first period, assisted by Ricky Miller.  Robert Dysart added another at 3:18, assisted by Clayton Evans.  Zach Wilson scored at 11:18 in the second period, assisted by Tommy Lundin and Michael Mayle.  Evans had a short-handed goal at 6:53, assisted by Dent and Wilson.  Dent went coast to coast for his second goal at 4:05, assisted by goalie Andrew Saltarelli.  The Bears outshot the Freeze 35-17.  

Jackson travels to Elyria Sunday night.  The puck drops at 8:15. 

 



Monday, December 22
Jackson Loses 5-4 to Wooster



The Bears fought hard to overcome an early deficit but fell short in the game at Wooster on Sunday.  Wooster jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the middle of the first period.  Michael Mayle, assisted by Zach Blumer, got the Bears on the board with a goal at 6:51, but Wooster scored again to end the period 4-1.  Two Jackson goals in the second period narrowed the gap to one.  Robert Dysart, assisted by Michael Mayle, scored at 6:32 and Alex Dent, assisted by Dysart, added the other at 6:03.  Wooster scored again in the third period.  Jackson answered with another goal by Dysart at 3:37, unassisted, but the game ended with Bears still down by one.  With the loss, Jackson falls to 3-3 in the NCHSHL.

The Bears travel to Kent on Tuesday to take on the Great Lakes Freeze.  The puck drops at 5:20. 



Thursday, December 18
Jackson Tops North Royalton 6-2



Jackson won the battle of the Bears at Center Ice Wednesday night.  Alex Dent put Jackson on the board first with a goal at 9:17 in the first period, assisted by Clayton Evans and Zach Blumer.  Robert Dysart drew a penalty on a short-handed break away at 6:13 and then scored on the penalty shot.  North Royalton scored at 1:16 to make it 2-1.  Jackson added three more in the second period.  Blumer scored at 13:40, assisted by Tristan Browne.  Zach Wilson scored at 7:28, assisted by Blumer.  And, Evans scored at 3:39, assisted by Dent and Matt Mayle.  North Royalton got their second goal at 14:04 in the third period. Blumer had Jackson's final goal at 12:59, assisted by Dent.  With the win, Jackson improves to 3-2 in the NCHSHL.

The Polar Bears travel to Wooster on Sunday.  The puck drops at 5:30. 



Sunday, December 14
Bears Lose 2-1 to Riverside



The Bears lost another close game at home Sunday.  Riverside scored first at 12:19 in the first period.  A Jackson goal by Robert Dysart, assisted by Matt Pollock and Matt Mayle, at 2:25 tied it up.  Riverside scored again with just 11 seconds to go in the second to pull ahead 2-1.  Both teams were scoreless in the third. The Bears drop to 2-2 in the NCHSHL.

North Royalton comes to town on Wednesday.  The puck drops at 7:10.   



Sunday, December 7
Bears Come Up Short Against Medina



Three unanswered goals in the third period weren't enough to catch Medina as Jackson suffered its first loss of the season 5-4 on Sunday at Center Ice.

Jackson struck first on a goal by Zach Blumer, assisted by Ricky Miller, at 10:58 in the first period.  Medina answered less than 30 seconds later.  A pair of power-play goals late in the period put Medina up 3-1.  Medina added two more in the second to lead 5-1.  The Bears rallied back in the third.  Alex Dent scored at 7:04, assisted by Clayton Evans.  EJ Martzolf added another at 4:51, assisted by Matt Mayle.  The Bears went with six skaters on a power play and Dent scored again at 2:27, assisted by Martzolf.  But, time ran out with the Bears still down by one.

Jackson is now 2-1.  The Bears host Riverside on Sunday morning.  The puck drops at 11:00. 



Saturday, December 6
Bears Roll to 9-1 Victory in Exhibition Game at Ohio City



Clayton Evans and Zach Blumer with 2 goals and an assist each and Michael Mayle with a goal and 4 assists led Jackson scorers in a lopsided victory over league newcomer Ohio City on Saturday.

The Bears host Medina on Sunday.  The puck drops at 3:40. 



Wednesday, December 3
Bears Come Out On Top In Home Opener



The Bears outlasted Wooster to win their home-opener 4-3 Wednesday night.  The first period was all Jackson.  Zach Blumer got the Bears' scoring started with a goal at 12:06, assisted by the Mayle brothers, Michael and Matt.  Robert Dysart added two more, the first unassisted at 5:48 and the second at 1:21, assisted by Ricky Miller.  Wooster scored the only goal of the second period.  The Bears went up 4-1 at 11:18 in the third on a goal by Matt Pollock, assisted by Dysart. Successive penalties had Jackson a man down and Wooster took advantage with back-to-back power play goals with eight minutes to go.  Wooster pulled their goalie in the final minute but was unable to score.   

The Bears are now 2-0.  They travel to Brooklyn on Saturday to face Ohio City and host Medina on Sunday.



Sunday, November 30
Start of The 2014-15 Season



The Defending Buckeye Cup Champion Polar Bears kicked off their 2014-15 season with a 4-1 North Coast Hockey League victory at Fremont Sunday. Alex Dent scored the first of his two goals at 7:19 of the first period, assisted by Zachary Blumer. Fremont tied it up with a power play goal at 10:38 in the second. Jackson answered with two more goals in the second to take the lead for good. Dent scored a powerplay goal at 7:43, assisted by the Mayle brothers, Michael & Matt. Clayton Evans also scored on a powerplay at 1:45, assited by Dent and Blumer. An empty-netter by EJ Martzolf with :53 seconds to go in the final period sealed the win. He was assisted by Matt Pollock and Robert Dysart. Goalie Andrew Saltarelli had 24 saves. Jackson outshot Fremont 45 to 25.

Jackson faces Wooster this Wednesday in their home opener at Center Ice. The puck drops at 7:10. 



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