Royals Hockey This Week
Royals All Division Picks!
February 19th 2016. The All Division Team for the Blue North Division has been announced and three Royals were selected. Josh Polanski and Hayden Dickerson added to their All League 1st Team selection by heading up the All Division 1st Team. Josh finished his senior season with 101 points (72 goals and 29 assists) and Hayden's defensive play was dominant throughout the season. Selected to the All Division 2nd Team was freshman forward Christian Beckett. Christian had an outstanding rookie year finishing the with 50 points (28 goals and 22 assists). Coach Fairchild was also named Coach Of The Year.
Josh Polanski and Hayden Dickerson Named 1st Team All League
February 14th 2015. Forward, and senior captain, Josh Polanski and defenseman, junior assistant captain Hayden Dickerson, were selected to the All League 1st Team. Both players were honored today, along with the rest of the All League Team, prior to the Baron Cup III Championship Game at the John M Coyne Rec Center in Brooklyn. Josh Polanski currently has 99 points on the season (71 goals and 28 assists) and finished the regular season as the leading scorer in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League. Defensemen Hayden Dickerson currently has 31 points (10 goals and 21 assists) his speed and physical play combine to make him the most dominant defensemen in the league.
Congratulations Josh and Hayden!
Work Hard Royals!
Royals Season Summary
February 20th 2016. The Royals hockey team embraced their team verse, Romans 12:1, and exemplified sacrifice in their quest to honor Christ on and off the ice this season. With outstanding leadership from team captain Josh Polanski and assistant captains Matt Greewood and Hayden Dickerson the Royals tied the record for the second most wins in a season in school history with a record of 18-11.
Josh Polanski capped off his senior season leading the state in scoring with an amazing 101 points. Josh scored 72 goals and added 29 assists on his way to being named 1st Team All-Division, 1st Team All-League and was selected to play in the Columbus Blue Jackets High School All Star Game. With all of his on ice success it was Josh’s off ice leadership that was most impressive.
Senior Matt Greenwood lead by example doing whatever was necessary to lift his teammates. Matt’s grit, determination and shot blocking was an inspiration all season for the Royals. Matt could also be counted on to chip in with a key goal at clutch times scoring a career high 16 goals this season. Our senior leaders set a great example for future team captains.
Junior assistant captain Hayden Dickerson was the most dominant defensemen in league this season. Hayden was named 1st Team All-Division and 1st Team All-League. Junior Noah Polanski was outstanding on defense and junior forward Tim Foster was a key contributor to the offense. Returning junior forward John O’Connor, and newcomers Ryan Baxter and Brendon Watters showed great improvement throughout the season. Junior goaltender Brooks Montgomery was remarkable stepping into such a key role late in season making key saves at crucial times in the game.
Leading the underclassmen were sophomores John Rybka and Bayley McRitchie. John showed great improvement this season. Bailey McRitchie missed most of the season with injury. Both should be key contributors next season.
The freshman class was lead by Christian Beckett who had a 50 point rookie season. Christian was named 2nd Team All-Division. Freshman Zach Miller was a force on defense in his first campaign and freshman goaltender Zac Harper will be looked upon to patrol the net in the future for the Royals. It was an outstanding season for the Royals and the future looks bright.
It was a great year for the Royals Hockey Team!
Senior Captain Josh Polanski Selected for State All-Star Game
January 29th 2016. Senior Captain Josh Polanski (pictured) has been selected to represent the North at the All-State Ohio Game on Saturday March 12 at 10am at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. The game is sponsored by the Columbus Blue Jackets and pits the top 25 seniors from the north against 25 of the top seniors from the south.