River Dragons’ Torch and Scorch Raise Spirits on Broadway
COACH JEROME BECHARD AND FORWARD JAY CROOP HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH COVID-19 ENDING INAUGURAL SEASON
The Columbus River Dragons punched their ticket to Federal Prospects Hockey League playoffs in their inaugural season, but there chances were denied due to COVID-19. Head Coach Jerome “Boom Boom” Bechard and forward Jay Croop are already preparing for next season.
“Well it’s definitely unfinished business. We were just kind of ramping up,” said Bechard. “Our last game ended up being a bench clearing brawl I believe, so hopefully we can calm that down a little bit and build off of that.”
As for now, the River Dragons wanted to remind fans how much they love the city of Columbus, so Torch and Scorch marched on Broadway waving to fans, holding up signs and getting cars to honk for hockey.
“It’s awesome to see our mascots out and getting the best out of people right now. I thought it was pretty good,” said Croop. “Exciting to see people happy, honking and waving. You know, just kind of lightening the mood a little bit.”
The River Dragons finished their inaugural season in the Western Division with a record of (18-21), winning nine of their last 13 games. 12 games were canceled due to the coronavirus.