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CHEROKEE GET READY FOR PLAYOFFS

(TAKE ON WINNER OF PITTSBURGH WOOSTER SERIES)

Toledo OH:          The Toledo Cherokee finished the USPHL Great Lakes Division regular season this past weekend with a two game sweep over the Wooster Oilers.

The Cherokee have earned a first round bye in the Great Lakes division playoffs. Toledo will play the winner of the Pittsburgh Vengeance – Wooster Oilers series.

Toledo will host game one on Friday March 12th at the Team Toledo Ice House. Face off is set for 7:00PM.

Game two will be on the road Saturday March 13th either in Pittsburgh or Wooster.

If a game three is necessary it will be back at the Ice House on Sunday March 14th at 3:30PM

“Our group worked hard this season to earn the first round bye so we will use the next two weeks of practice and video sessions to make sure we are prepared for whoever we play.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Toledo finished the regular season with a record of 33-9-1-1 for a total of 68 points.

Fans unable to attend the playoff games can catch all the action by visiting www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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ZETH STELMASZAK COMMITS TO TRINE UNIVERSITY

(FORWARD WILL SUIT UP FOR NCAA DIII TEAM IN FALL OF 2022)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference are proud to announce that Zeth Stelmaszak has committed to attend and play hockey at Trine University. The Cherokee forward will join the NCAA DIII team when he arrives on campus in the fall of 2022.

The Temperance MI native has spent the past two seasons with the Cherokee and has played in eighty-six games scoring twenty-six goals and adding fifty-nine assists for eighty-five points.

“I am extremely proud of Zeth, he has put in the work it takes to play at the collegiate level and that hard work has paid off with this commitment.” Said head coach Kenny Miller “He will be ready to play at that level when he leaves the Cherokee.”

Stelmaszak grew up playing in the Toledo Cherokee organization with GTAHA as a youngster.

“Zeth has been a member of GTAHA since he was little so to see this pay off for him is very satisfying for me as his coach, I am very happy for him and is family.” Added Miller

Trine University NCAA DIII team competes in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association and is located in Angola Indiana. The university features a brand new state of the art ice arena on campus.  

For more information on the Cherokee please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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CHEROKEE SET TO HONOR 20-YEAR OLDS SATURDAY NIGHT

(HOST WOOSTER OILERS)

Toledo OH:           The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Great Lakes Conference will honor the eight 20-year old members of the team in a special on ice pre-game ceremony Saturday night when the Cherokee play host to the Wooster Oilers at 7:00PM at the Team Toledo Ice House.

Saturday’s game will be the final home game of the regular season.

The Cherokee will travel to Wooster on Sunday afternoon to finish out the home and home with the Oilers. Face off is set for 3:30PM.

On Saturday evening, the following players will be recognized by the organization.

7 Nate Brown (Sheffield Hts. OH) is a two-year defenseman that has played in 56 games scoring 2 goals with 9 assists for 11 points for the Cherokee.

8 Brendan Higgins (South Rockwood MI) is in his second season with the Cherokee and third overall in the USPHL he has skated in 101 games with 44 goals and 53 assists for 97 points.

9 Jake Ruehle (Sylvania OH) another second year defenseman has played in 72 games scoring 7 goals and assisting on 17 for 24 points.

12 Matt Snyder (Waterville OH) returned to the Cherokee after taking last year off and has played in 65 games with 13 goals and 25 assists for 38 points.

19 Drew Welsch (Trenton MI) joined the team this season and has played in 25 games scoring 20 goals and adding 13 assists for 33 points.

29 Steven Prati (Petersburg MI) is a 1st year member of the Cherokee and has a record of 2-0-0 in 134 minutes of play this season in goal.

75 Timmy Organ (Lambertville MI) returned midway thru the season and has played in a total of 42 games for the Cherokee scoring 16 goals and 33 assists for 49 points on the backend.

89 Caleb Williams (Genoa OH) has been a member of the Cherokee for four total seasons and has played in 121 games scoring 32 goals with 60 assists for 92 points.

“I have really enjoyed coaching this group during their time here with the Cherokee, they are a big reason we have had so much success the last two years .I am proud of each one of them and I am very confident they will do amazing things when they leave our program at the end of the season.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Cherokee have earned a 1st round bye in the USPHL playoffs and will play the winner of the Pittsburgh Vengeance and Wooster Oilers in the 2nd round the weekend of March 12th thru the 14th. Dates and times will be announced in the next week.

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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CHEROKEE WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON THIS WEEK

(HOST WOOSTER ON SATURDAY NIGHT)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference wrap up the regular season this week with three games.

The Cherokee (30-9-1-1) travel to Indiana on Wednesday to take on the Fort Wayne Spacemen (21-13-5-2). Face off is at 8:20PM.

Toledo then hosts the Wooster Oilers (8-29-1-1) on Saturday night at the Ice House to wrap up the regular season home schedule. The puck will drop at 7:00PM

The Tribe will then travel to Wooster on Sunday to finish the regular season with a matinee start of 3:30PM

“This is a big week for us, if we take care of business it puts us a great spot to get that first round bye of the playoffs.” Said head coach Kenny Miller “With a couple wins this week we can lock up home ice in the second round of the playoffs, which will be huge for us because our crowds have been great all season and we expect that to be the same in the playoffs.”

***Notes*** On Saturday night prior to puck drop the Toledo Cherokee will honor the following players as they play their last regular season home game as a 20-year old in a Cherokee jersey. The Cherokee will honor Nate Brown (Sheffield Lake OH), Brendan Higgins (South Rockwood MI), Jake Ruehle (Sylvania OH), Matt Snyder (Waterville OH), Drew Welsch (Trenton MI), Steven Prati (Summerfield MI), Timmy Organ (Lambertville MI) and Caleb Williams (Genoa OH).

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee, please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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TRIBE HOME FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT

(HOST MHC ON FRIDAY THE JETS ON SATURDAY)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee (29-9-0-1) proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference return home for two games this weekend.

The Cherokee will host MHC (10-27-0-1) on Friday evening at the Ice House. Face off is set for 7:00PM. Toledo will then host the Metro Jets (32-4-1-0) on Saturday night with a special start time of 8:30PM

“This is a big weekend for us; we have five games left in the regular season so it is important for us to get as many points as possible out of these games.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Toledo currently holds a three-point lead in second place over the Pittsburgh Vengeance.

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee, please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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CHEROKEE ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE CHANGE

(SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference has announced the following change in the schedule.

The Cherokee will now host the Metro Jets on Saturday February 20, 2021 at the Team Toledo Ice House.

The puck will drop at 8:30PM

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Fraser Ice Arena but due to a scheduling conflict both teams have agreed to move the game to Toledo.

Fans that are unable to attend the game can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee, please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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CHEROKEE HOME FRIDAY NIGHT

(PLAY HOST TO THE MOTOR CITY HOCKEY CLUB)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee (28-9-0-1) proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference return home Friday night to play host to the Motor City Hockey Club (1-29-2-0). Face off is set for 7:00PM

The Cherokee are coming off a six-point week. The Tribe defeated the Metro Jets on Wednesday evening at the Ice House by a score of 5-4.  Toledo swept Motor City by scores of 10-0 and 15-2 to win all three games last weekend.

“That was a good week for our guys, I thought he played really well on Wednesday night against a really good Metro team we were able to get two much needed points. Against Motor City we were able to get a lot of our guys some ice time they normally don’t get so that was good for our group.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

***NOTES*** Forward Bailey Byrd (Wyandotte MI), defensemen Tim Organ (Lambertville MI) and goaltender Joey Cormier (Brownstown MI) were all named January Midwest Region players of the month.  Former Cherokee forward Tyler Fox (Marshall MI) of the NCDC Twin City Thunder has been named team captain for the remainder of the season, Fox spent two seasons with the Cherokee before making the jump to the NCDC.

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee, please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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TRIBE HOME WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT

(CHEROKEE TO HONOR FORMER WALLEYE KYLE BONIS)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee (25-9-0-1) proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference return home for two games this week.

The Cherokee will host the Metro Jets (29-2-1-0) on Wednesday evening at the Ice House. Face off is set for 7:30PM. Toledo is coming over a two game sweep against MHC over the weekend picking up a 10-0 win on Friday and a 7-0 victory on Saturday. The Jets swept the Pittsburgh Vengeance in Fraser last weekend by scores of 9-1 and 8-0.

“Wednesday night is a big game for our team; we need to make sure we are playing well in all three areas in order to have success.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Cherokee will travel to Redford MI on Friday evening to take on the Motor City Hockey Club (1-26-2-0). The puck will drop at 7:50PM

Toledo will wrap up the two game series with Motor City on Saturday evening at the Ice House. Face is at 6:30PM

***NOTES*** On Saturday evening the Toledo Cherokee will honor recently retired Toledo Walleye center Kyle Bonis. Kyle was a member of the Walleye for parts of five seasons playing in 204 games scoring 92 goals while assisting on 75 for a total of 167 points. Bonis will drop the ceremonial first puck on Saturday night.

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee, please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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CHEROKEE HOME FRIDAY NIGHT

(TRAVEL TO FRASER SATURDAY)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference return home Friday evening to take on the Metro Hockey Club at the team Toledo Ice House. Faceoff is at for 7:00PM

The Cherokee will travel to Fraser MI on Saturday afternoon to wrap up the two game weekend series. The puck will drop at 1:30PM


Toledo is coming off a weekend split against the Pittsburgh Vengeance last weekend, MHC were swept by the Fort Wayne Spacemen over the weekend.

The Cherokee have a record of 23-9-0-1 good for 47 points while MHC currently sit at 9-24-0-0.

“Our team wasn’t happy with the way we finished on Sunday, so it is important for us to have a good week of practice and get back to playing the way we did on Saturday night.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

***NOTES*** Forward Bailey Byrd (Wyandotte MI) played in his 100th game as a member of the Cherokee last Wednesday night. Brendan Higgins (South Rockwood MI) needs six points to reach 100 in his career in the USPHL.

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee, please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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CHEROKEE HOME WEDNESDAY NIGHT

(TRAVEL TO PITTSBURGH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference return home Wednesday evening to take on the Fort Wayne Spacemen at the team Toledo Ice House. Faceoff is at for 7:30PM

The Cherokee will travel to the Steel City this weekend to take on the Pittsburgh Vengeance on Saturday night and Sunday morning for a big two game set. Saturday’s face off is set for 6:30PM. The two teams will wrap up the two game set Sunday morning with an 11:40AM puck drop.

“This is another big week for our team; we had a good week last week and need to continue that this week in the three games we play.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Toledo is coming off a three game sweep over weekend. The Cherokee defeated Columbus on Friday evening by a score of 6-1 at home. Toledo traveled to Wooster on Saturday and skated away with a 15-1 victory before heading to Columbus on Sunday afternoon and winning 5-2.

“I thought our guys played really well over the weekend, we got solid goaltending and were able to score at a high rate last weekend.” Added Miller

***NOTE*** On Friday night Equipment Manager Jay “MO” Fravor worked his 600th game as a member of the Toledo Cherokee.  

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can still catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com

For more information on the Cherokee, please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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