TOLEDO CHEROKEE OPEN THE REGULAR SEASON FRIDAY
(TRAVEL TO COLUMBUS TO TAKE ON THE MAVERICKS)
Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference begin their 28th season on Friday night when they travel to the state capital to take on the Columbus Mavericks in game one of the regular season of the 2019-2020 season.
Face off is set for 7:30PM in Lewis Center OH at the Chiller North Ice Arena.
The players and coaching staff have been hard at work the last two weeks in training camp and are excited to start the regular season.
“Our guys have been working hard during training camp and are ready for the challenge of the regular season; it is a long season so as a coaching staff we need to make sure we prepare our guys for everything this division is going to throw at us.” Said head coach Kenny Miller
Toledo looks to make an improvement on last season’s results where the Cherokee were eliminated in the 2nd round of the USPHL playoffs by the Pittsburgh Vengeance.
Toledo welcomes back from last year’s roster Bryce Davis, Bailey Byrd, Zeth Stelmaszak, Caleb Williams, Jarrett Henson, David Crandall, Jake Ruehle, Mason Snyder, Mitch Dickman, Ondrej Dupal and Nate Brown. Team captain Tyler Fox is currently in the NCDC with the Twin City Thunder.
Returning to the Cherokee from the 2018-2019 team are Brendan Higgins, Jake Rhoades, Devon Stroia and Matt Snyder
First year players for the Cherokee this season include Seth Orozco, Dominik McNamara, Jimmy Roberts, Aiden Surovic, Kyle Kucway, Carter Minch, Michael Bushell, Chris Strasen and Steven Prati.
Due to COVID-19 fans are encouraged to watch the action at www.hockeytv.com
For more information on the Cherokee please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com
CHEROKEE OPEN TRAINING CAMP ON SEPTEMBER 14TH
(ALL PRACTICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19)
Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Great Lakes Division announced today that the 2020-2021 training camp will open on Monday September 14th at 5:00PM at the Team Toledo Ice House.
The Cherokee will hold a two-week training camp this year before opening the 2020 season on the road Friday September 25th in Columbus to take on the Mavericks. The Cherokee will then host the Mavericks on Saturday September 26th at the Team Toledo Ice House in conjunction with GTAHA day.
“Our coaching staff is excited to get started, we have worked hard this summer to recruit players that we feel fit the culture we are trying to have here in Toledo, our scouting staff has done a great job of identifying new talent to go with our returning guys from last season.” Said head coach Kenny Miller
The USPHL will be releasing the entire Toledo Cherokee schedule in the coming days.
Training Camp Schedule
Monday September 14th 5:00PM (Team Meeting)
Tuesday September 15th 4:30-5:50PM
Wednesday September 16th 4:30-5:50PM
Thursday September 17th 4:30-5:50PM
Monday September 21st 4:30-5:50PM
Tuesday September 22nd 4:30-5:50PM
Wednesday September 23rd 4:30-5:50PM
Thursday September 24th 4:30-5:50PM
For more information please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com
TOLEDO CHEROKEE LOOKING FOR BILLET FAMILIES
The Toledo Cherokee are looking for billet families for the upcoming season 2020-2021. A Billet Family opens their home to selected players in order to give them a safe and stable environment while they are away from their own homes. Our players are between ages 16 and 20. For many of them this is the first time away from home, making it essential that they are comfortable with who they are staying with. We would like to have many options when placing our players with a family. Most players have transportation of their own and if they do not we place them with another player who does. The players must be going to school or working.
The players will arrive in early September and stay until the middle of March.
Billet families receive a stipend each month of $325.00 from each player they are housing to help offset the additional food and utility expenses of the household.
If you would be interested in additional information in becoming a Billet Family, please email General Manager/Head Coach Kenny Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice President/Director of Finance Carey Manders at email@example.com.
BYRD, STELMASZAK AND CRANDALL SELECTED IN NCDC 2020 ENTRY DRAFT
Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are proud to announce that the following players were selected yesterday in the NCDC 2020 entry draft.
The Jersey Hitmen selected Bailey Byrd (Wyandotte MI) and David Crandall (Sylvania OH). Byrd led the Cherokee in scoring last season when he dressed in all forty-four games scoring twenty-five goals and assisting on twenty-six for fifty-one points. Crandall suited up in nine regular season games and had a goal and five assists for six points.
The Connecticut Jr. Rangers selected Zeth Stelmaszak (Temperance MI). Stelmaszak also dressed in every regular season game for the Tribe scoring fifteen goals and added twenty-five assists for forty points as a rookie. The speedy forward earned a call up to the Rangers during the season last year and impressed the coaching staff enough to be selected in the entry draft.
“The coaching staff is extremely proud of these three guys, it is a testament to the organization that we are doing things the right way to get our players to the next level. Our staff feels with our college commitments and these guys going in the NCDC draft that players will want to come to Toledo and develop not only as players but as young men as well.” Said head coach Kenny Miller
About the NCDC
The National Collegiate Development Conference of 2020-21 will feature 13 teams coming from some of the most highly-acclaimed hockey organizations on the East Coast.
NCDC organizations not only have sent nearly 150 players to the NCAA Division 1 ranks in the league’s first three seasons, but they also feature alumni in the NHL, including Jack Eichel, Charlie Coyle, Noah Hanifin, Connor Clifton, Colin White, John Marino and 2019 Stanley Cup Champion Zach Sanford.
The NCDC produced more than 130 NCAA commitments during the 2019-20 season. Out of a 50-game schedule, nearly one-quarter of each NCDC team’s games are played at scout-friendly multi-team showcases within the compact NCDC footprint. Three NCAA Division I and seven NCAA Division II/III conferences share the NCDC’s geographic area, making it even easier for college coaches and scouts to watch and meet players in person.
Full-time, professional coaching staffs in conjunction with first-class facilities and player amenities present a college and pro hockey atmosphere within each of the 13 organizations. Learn more at USPHL.com/NCDC