Bobcats Sign Bonta, Make Additional Moves

by Brett Wiseman


The Blue Ridge Bobcats today announce the signing of Forward Johnny Bonta to the active roster ahead of this weekend's games against the Carolina Thunderbirds and Motor City Rockers.

Bonta, a 28 year old native of West Chester, Ohio, has 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) in 36 career FPHL games. Bonta was a key member of the 2021-22 Commissioner's Cup-winning Watertown Wolves, bringing a championship pedigree to the Blue Ridge forward group. Bonta will wear jersey #56, and is expected to make his debut tonight at Carolina.

In addition, the Bobcats have placed F Dominik Matonak on the 15-day injured reserve with an upper-body injury, listed F Justin Daly as inactive, and hired Max Sazanovets as the team's equipment manager.

The Bobcats face the Thunderbirds in Winston-Salem tonight at 7:35 PM before returning home for the first half of a 4 game homestand against the Rockers.