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TOLEDO CHEROKEE ANNOUNCE SUMMER TRYOUT DATES

(FRIDAY JULY 19TH – JULY 21ST)

 

Toledo OH:          The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier Division in the Great Lakes Conference have announced the summer tryout dates for the 2019-2020 season.

This year’s tryouts will be held from Friday July 19th – Sunday July 21st at Tam-o Shanter Ice Arena located at 7060 W. Sylvania Ave, Sylvania OH 43560.

“We are very excited about this tryout, we have had some really good players attend our prospect skates and these are players we will be looking to make our team coming out of this camp.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Every player will get a guarantee of four games. Goalie cut off will be at six.  On Saturday at 2:00PM the Cherokee staff will hold a meet and greet with the coaching staff at the team Toledo Ice House the home rink of the Cherokee at 2:00PM. Players and parents will get a tour of the facility and answer any questions you may have about the upcoming season.

Cost for the camp will be $150.00 (non-refundable)

All players are encouraged to visit the Cherokee website and click on the 2019 tryout tab download the 2019 tryout application and fill it out and return to the mailing address or email it back to coach Miller at kmiller@macombgroup.com

Schedule for the camp is as followed

Friday July 19th

4:30-5:30PM CHECK IN (inside lobby of Tam-o Shanter)

6:00PM – 7:20PM            Game RED VS. BLACK

Saturday July 20th

11:00AM – 12:20PM Game RED VS. BLACK

2:00PM Meet and Greet with coaching staff (at Team Toledo Ice House home of the Cherokee at 1258 W. Alexis Rd Toledo OH 43616)

6:00PM – 7:20PM            Game RED VS. BLACK

Sunday July 21st

9:00AM – 10:20AM All Star Game RED VS. BLACK

11:00AM Player/Coach meetings

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE GOLF OUTING

Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee have announced the date for their annual golf outing fundraiser. This year’s outing will take place on Saturday August 24th at Giant Oak Golf Club.

The event will kick off at 8:00AM with a shotgun start. Cost will be $75.00 golfer/$300.00 per foursome. Dinner following golf will include baked chicken, potato, salad and rolls.

“Last year was the first time we held the outing on a Saturday at Giant Oak and even the rain couldn’t stop us from having a great time. This is a big fundraiser for us, we only have two a year so it is important to us. Giant Oak does a great job hosting the event and we are very happy to go back there again this year.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Some of the side games will include skins, two betting holes, mulligans, longest drive, longest putt and a 50/50 raffle.

For more information please contact a member of the Cherokee staff anytime. Kenny Miller 906-458-2897 kmiller@macombgroup.com, Carey Manders 419-350-2171 cmanders2@bex.net , Don Manders 419-343-8244 dfmanders@bex.net. or Todd Omey 419-356-3344 t23todd@aol.com  

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TYLER FREDRICK TO SUIT UP FOR CHEROKEE

(DEFENSEMAN SPENT LAST SEASON WITH NORTHVIEW HS)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are excited to announce the signing of first year defenseman Tyler Fredrick for the 2019-2020 season.

The Sylvania OH native spent last season with the Northview Wildcats HS team. In thirty games he scored four goals and added eight assists for twelve points with fifty four penalty minutes.

“Tyler is a really good skating defenseman that will be good at moving the puck up ice for us to start our offense who can also play with an edge.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The 5’10 160 pounder spent most of his youth hockey playing at the Team Toledo Ice House for the 2001 Cherokee team before playing at Northview. “Freddy is another kid I watched grow up at the rink. He has matured into a really good player and kid I am excited about coaching him this season.” Added Miller

Fredrick joins, Reese Boehme, Zeth Stelmaszak, Bailey Byrd, Justin Maroszek, Bryce Davis, Mason Snyder and Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the Cherokee for the 2019-2020 season. Please check the Cherokee website for more player signings.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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REESE BOEHME RETURNS TO CHEROKEE

(FORWARD ENTERS 2ND SEASON WITH TRIBE)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) is excited to announce the signing of second year forward Reese Boehme for the 2019-2020 season.

“Reese is a hard working kid that we expect to have a good season for us.” Said head coach Kenny Miller. “Reese is a great skater and when he gets going he can be a very effective player for us.”

The Temperance MI native, was only one of four players to suit up in every game last year for the Tribe. In forty four games he tallied one goal and one assist for two points.

“Reese will see increased minutes as a second year player for us and we will count on him to continue to kill penalties like he did last year.”  Added Miller

Boehme joins, Zeth Stelmaszak, Bailey Byrd, Justin Maroszek, Bryce Davis, Mason Snyder and Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the Cherokee for the 2019-2020 season. Please check the Cherokee website for more player signings.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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ZETH STELMASZAK TO SUIT UP FOR CHEROKEE

(FORWARD SPENT LAST SEASON WITH U-16 VICTORY HONDA)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are excited to announce the signing of first year forward Zeth Stelmaszak for the 2019-2020 season.

The Bedford MI native spent last season with Victory Honda U-16 where he played in sixty-five games and had forty-two goals and thirty-eight assists for a total of eighty points with a plus forty two rating.

“Zeth is a very talented player that will add offense to our lineup, he is a young kid that will have to adjust to the junior game but I expect him to be just fine.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The 5’10 160 lb. center spent most of his youth hockey playing at the Team Toledo Ice House for the 2002 Cherokee team before heading north to play at Victory Honda. “Zeth is a really good kid that I have watched grow up not only as a player but a person, we are very excited to see him develop this season.” Added Miller 

Stelmaszak joins, Bailey Byrd, Justin Maroszek, Bryce Davis, Mason Snyder and Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the Cherokee for the 2019-2020 season. Please check the Cherokee website for more player signings.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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BAILEY BYRD RETURNS TO CHEROKEE

(FORWARD ENTERS 2ND SEASON WITH TRIBE)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) is excited to announce the signing of veteran forward Bailey Byrd for the 2019-2020 season.

“Bailey joined us last season right before the first Boston showcase and immediately showed why he is one of our most skilled players.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Wyandotte MI native, dressed in twenty-seven games for the Cherokee last season and averaged a point a game scoring ten goals and adding seventeen assists for twenty-seven points. He also led the Cherokee with five power-play goals and a total of twelve power-play points on the season.

“Bailey is a guy we will count on heavily this year to bring offense to our lineup, he is a guy that has next level skill.”  Added Miller

Byrd joins, Justin Maroszek, Bryce Davis, Mason Snyder and Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the Cherokee for the 2019-2020 season. Please check the Cherokee website for more player signings.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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JUSTIN MAROSZEK RETURNS TO CHEROKEE

(FORWARD ENTERS 2ND SEASON WITH TRIBE)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) is excited to announce the signing of veteran forward Justin Maroszek for the 2019-2020 season.

“Justin came in last season and did whatever the coaching staff asked of him, he is a forward that played defense when we were shorthanded on the back end but we expect him to play forward all season and chip in offensively.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Sylvania OH, native joined the Cherokee midway thru last season and suited up in seventeen games for the Tribe.

“He is a guy that works hard, our coaching staff excepts him to be more offensive this year now that he has a year of junior hockey under his belt.”  Added Miller

Maroszek joins, Bryce Davis, Mason Snyder and Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the Cherokee for the 2019-2020 season. Please check the Cherokee website for more player signings.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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BRYCE DAVIS RETURNS TO CHEROKEE

(FORWARD WILL WEAR ‘A’ THIS SEASON)

 Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) is excited to announce the return of forward Bryce Davis for the 2019-2020 season.

The Elmore OH, native suited up in 43 games last year for the Cherokee scoring five goals and adding eight assists for a total of thirteen points. Davis also had eighty-five penalty minutes on the season.

“Bryce is a guy that brings a ton of energy when he steps on the ice, he never takes a shift off. We except him to really improve his game as a more offensive player as he enters his second year of juniors.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Miller also announced Davis as one of three assistant captains this year. “Bryce is a quiet kid but his on ice leadership will go a long way in our dressing room and for our organization.” Added Miller

Bryce joins, Mason Snyder and Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the Cherokee for the 2019-2020 season. Please check the Cherokee website for more player signings.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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MASON SNYDER RETURNS FOR 2ND SEASON WITH TRIBE

(SYLVANIA OH NATIVE READY FOR SEASON TO START)

 Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are excited to announce the return of goaltender Mason Snyder to the Tribe.

The Sylvania OH, native appeared in sixteen games for the Cherokee earning four wins to go with ten losses. Snyder finished the season with a .908 save percentage.

“Last year’s numbers are not indicative of Mason’s play or ability, he started last season coming off a summer injury and we expect him to have a great season this year. He is a big kid that moves well for his size and make timely saves when needed.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Prior to joining the Cherokee Snyder played with the Northview Wildcats High School team.  The 6’2’’ 180lb goalkeeper had a 2.60 goals against average his senior season as well as a .907 save percentage and four shutouts. The 18 year old was named Sportsman of the Year as well as second team all-conference in the Red Division.

Snyder also played pre-post with the Sylvania North Stars U-18 team where he helped lead the club to the USA Hockey National tournament where they earned a Bronze medal.

Mason joins Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the Cherokee for the 2019-2020 season. Please check the Cherokee website for more player signings.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee and future player signings please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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ANTHONY WEINRICH RETURNS TO CHEROKEE

(FORWARD WILL WEAR ‘C’ FOR TRIBE THIS YEAR)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are excited to announce that Anthony Weinrich will return for his final season of junior eligibility.

The Toledo OH native has spent the last three seasons in a Cherokee uniform where he has suited up in a total of 130 games scoring 27 goals while adding 50 assists for 77 points. The 6’4’’ 220 pound forward has 152 total penalty minutes during his time with the Cherokee.

“Anthony is a guy we wanted to get back for another season and watch him finish his junior career as a member of the Cherokee. He is a big guy that has tons of skill and we expect him to have a great season for us.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Coach Miller also announced Weinrich will be the team captain this season taking over for Spencer Sandberg who will be playing college hockey at Davenport University. “Anthony was an assistant captain the last two years and he knows what it takes to be a leader, he is comfortable with the coaching staff and knows how we do things here in Toledo.” Added Miller

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee and future player signings please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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CHEROKEE PLAYING IN MOTOR CITY CUP THIS WEEKEND

The Toledo Cherokee will be sending a spring league team this weekend up to the Motor City Cup Showcase in Fraser MI to play in the four game tournament.

Several members of last year's team as well as recruits for the upcoming season will be skating with the Cherokee this weekend. 

"This is the first time we have done a spring tournament and we are excited to see our guys from last year skate as well as the group of players we are recruiting for next year’s team." said head coach Kenny Miller 

Please check the Cherokee social media sites for updates throughout the weekend.

Below is the schedule for this weekend's games. All games will be played at Fraser Hockeyland Ice Arena

Friday                   May 10th               5:25PM VS Detroit Fighting Irish Green

Saturday              May 11th               11:10AM VS Detroit Fighting Irish White

Saturday              May 11th             6:15PM VS Billy C Selects

Sunday                 May 12th              11:40AM VS Belle Tire

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

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SPENCER SANDBERG TO ATTEND DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY

(CAPTAIN SPENT TWO SEASONS IN TOLEDO)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are proud to announce Spencer Sandberg has committed to play college hockey at Davenport University. The Panthers compete at the D2 ACHA level.

Sandberg spent two seasons with the Cherokee where he suited up in a total of ninety games scoring thirty three goals and added forty six assists for seventy eight points.

“Spencer had two really good seasons for us and I am extremely proud of the way he not only played the past two seasons but the way he carried himself as a member of our team.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Fort Wayne IN native, served as captain of the Cherokee this past season.

“Davenport is not only getting a great hockey player they are getting an even better person, I am very happy for him and his family as he moves onto college to get started on his degree.” added Miller

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

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE ADD NIC SAENZ TO STAFF

(NAMED DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL)

Toledo OH -        The Toledo Cherokee members of the USPHL Premier Division are proud to announce the hiring of Nic Saenz as Director of Player Personnel.  Nick is no stranger to the Cherokee program, he suited up for a handful of games in the mid 2000’s for the Cherokee.

Nic played his youth hockey at the Ice House during the Toledo IceDiggers days and spent one year playing at Sylvania Northview High School where he was a member of the 2006 State runner up team that year.

“Adding a young guy like Nic to this position is exciting for us, he is very energetic and eager to get to work. Our coaching staff feels he will do a great job identifying players and getting players to commit to Toledo, so we can turn this program back into the powerhouse it once was.” Said General Manager/Head Coach Kenny Miller

Nic will work closely with the Cherokee scouting staff, Jeremy Snyder (Ohio and Michigan HS scout), Mike Downey (Midwest Regional scout) and Matt Seney (East Coast Regional scout)

He resides in Toledo, with his fiancé Danielle. He has three children Ivan (9), Roman (4) and Mira (3).

Nic can be reached at nic.saenz02@gmail.com

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

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE TO HOST “SAP GAME” (THIS FRIDAY VS WOOSTER)

Toledo OH:      The Toledo Cherokee are proud to announce that the third annual “Sap Game” will take place this Friday when the Cherokee play host to the Wooster Oilers. Face off is set for 7:00PM.

Ken “Sap” Miller was co-owner of the Team Toledo Ice House as well as President of the Toledo Cherokee Junior hockey team. Sap as he was known by everyone whoever met him passed away four years ago. The Cherokee continue to honor him every season.

The team will be selling “SAP” t-shirts as well as holding a 50/50 drawing and other events throughout the evening. All proceeds will go to the “SAP Memorial Foundation” which helps local youths with tuition to either GTAHA’s Learn to Skate Program or the ADM Program.

All GTAHA players will receive FREE admission by wearing a CHEROKEE jersey to the game.

“This game means a lot to our organization as well as my family, Sap was not only a great man who I think about every day and I know he would be honored to know we are continuing to share his legacy every season with our Sap game.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

In his more than 30-year coaching career, Sap worked with teams including the Toledo Junior Storm, Toledo IceDiggers and our Toledo Cherokee. His love of hockey blossomed early, playing as a child with close friend Tony Parker. The pair later coached together. That love was passed down to his sons, whose teams Mr. Miller coached throughout their childhoods. Kelly played professional hockey with the Toledo Storm and now coaches the 2007 Toledo Cherokee team.

“He was a loyal guy,” Miller said, adding that his father built strong relationships with players and their families. “It showed in how much the kids at the rink meant to him.”

“He was a great ambassador for hockey in Toledo,” said Don Manders, vice president of the Greater Toledo Amateur Hockey Association and current President of the Cherokee. He met Sap when he coached his son Jake, who now helps coach youth hockey at the Ice House. “Sap was really invested in youth hockey, Manders said. He was a larger-than-life figure and not exactly a quiet guy.”

He would work into the wee hours, fixing items at the Ice House so it would be ready for young skaters in the morning.

“He had the mind-set that hockey is the greatest sport in the world,” Manders said. “He worked tirelessly for it.”

Please come out this Friday as the Cherokee honor Sap and make the push towards the USPHL Great Lakes Division Playoffs.

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

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GET YOUR "SAP" SHIRTS FOR THE GAME ON THE 22ND

GET YOUR "SAP" SHIRTS FOR THE GAME ON THE 22ND

CHEROKEE HOME FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT

Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee return to action this weekend at the Team Toledo Ice House when they play host to the Pittsburgh Vengeance on Friday night and the Lansing Wolves on Saturday.

Both games will have a 7:00PM puck drop.

The Cherokee had a rare weekend off as they get ready to play their final four regular season games of the year.

These two games will be the last home games before the Cherokee hold the 3rd annual “SAP” game on Friday February 22nd.

“We are getting down to crunch time and in order for us lock down that spot in the Great Lakes Division play in game to advance to the playoffs we are going to have to pick of as many wins as possible over the next two weekends.” Said head coach Kenny Miller “Our week off came at a good time, we had some guys banged up and we should be close to having everyone back healthy as we had into this weekend.”

Spencer Sandberg (Fort Wayne IN) continues to lead the Cherokee in points with 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points. Matt Gilbert (Wyandotte MI) is second in scoring with 9 goals and 16 assists good for 25 points followed by Jake Rhoades (Rockwood MI) with 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points. 

Fans unable to attend this weekend’s game can catch all the action by going to www.hockeytv.com 

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

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE TO HOST “SAP GAME” (FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22ND 2019)

Toledo OH:      The Toledo Cherokee are proud to announce that the third annual “Sap Game” will take place on Friday February 22nd when the Cherokee play host to the Wooster Oilers. Face off is set for 7:00PM.

Ken “Sap” Miller was co-owner of the Team Toledo Ice House as well as President of the Toledo Cherokee Junior hockey team. Sap as he was known by everyone whoever met him passed away four years ago. The Cherokee continue to honor him every season.

The team will be selling “SAP” t-shirts as well as holding a 50/50 drawing and other events throughout the evening. All proceeds will go to the “SAP Memorial Foundation” which helps local youths with tuition to either GTAHA’s Learn to Skate Program or the ADM Program.

All GTAHA players will receive FREE admission by wearing a CHEROKEE jersey to the game.

“This game means a lot to our organization as well as my family, Sap was not only a great man who I think about every day and I know he would be honored to know we are continuing to share his legacy every season with our Sap game.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

In his more than 30-year coaching career, Sap worked with teams including the Toledo Junior Storm, Toledo IceDiggers and our Toledo Cherokee. His love of hockey blossomed early, playing as a child with close friend Tony Parker. The pair later coached together. That love was passed down to his sons, whose teams Mr. Miller coached throughout their childhoods. Kelly played professional hockey with the Toledo Storm and now coaches the 2007 Toledo Cherokee team.

“He was a loyal guy,” Miller said, adding that his father built strong relationships with players and their families. “It showed in how much the kids at the rink meant to him.”

“He was a great ambassador for hockey in Toledo,” said Don Manders, vice president of the Greater Toledo Amateur Hockey Association and current President of the Cherokee. He met Sap when he coached his son Jake, who now helps coach youth hockey at the Ice House. “Sap was really invested in youth hockey, Manders said. He was a larger-than-life figure and not exactly a quiet guy.”

He would work into the wee hours, fixing items at the Ice House so it would be ready for young skaters in the morning.

“He had the mind-set that hockey is the greatest sport in the world,” Manders said. “He worked tirelessly for it.”

Please come out the 22nd of February as the Cherokee honor Sap and make the push towards the USPHL Great Lakes Division Playoffs.

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

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