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CHEROKEE WIN HOME OPENER

(16-3 ON GTAHA DAY)

Toledo OH:          The Toledo Cherokee picked up their second win of the season by defeating the Detroit Fighting Irish by a score of 16-3 on Saturday night at the Team Toledo Ice House on GTAHA Day.

Bailey Byrd (Wyandotte MI), Tyler Fox (Marshall MI), Bryce Davis (Elmore OH) and Paavo Sammalisto (Virrat Finland) each had two goals.

Reese Boehme (Temperance MI), Anthony Weinrich (Toledo OH), Jake Ruehle (Sylvania OH), Matt Gilbert (Wyandotte MI), Caleb Williams (Genoa OH), Devon Dohanos (Sylvania OH), Justin Maroszek (Sylvania OH) and Alex Miller (Sylvania OH) each had one goal in the win.

Byrd and Weinrich lead the way in assists with three each as Gilbert, Boehme, Mitchell Dickman (Clyde OH), Kieran O’Connell (Allen Park MI) each had two assists. Tyler Fredrick (Sylvania OH), Nate Brown (Sheffield Lake OH), Fox, Williams, Dohanos, Maroszek, Sammalisto had one assist.

Mason Snyder (Sylvania OH) made 19 saves on 22 shots to earn his first win of the season in goal for the Cherokee.

The Cherokee return home this Friday at 7:00PM to take on division rival Lansing. The Wolves come into Toledo with a record of 0-2-0 after being swept by the Metro Jets this past weekend.

“We know this Friday is going to be a battle, our guys have to understand that whenever we play a divisional opponent the points are just as important in September as they are in February, we will need to be at our best this weekend.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Toledo will travel to Columbus on Saturday night to play the Mavericks face off is set for 8:30PM.  

Fans unable to attend the games this weekend 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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TOLEDO CHEROKEE HOME THIS SATURDAY

(7:30PM GTAHA DAY, ANNUAL SOAP GAME)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier and Great Lakes Division open the regular season home schedule this Saturday night when they play host to the Detroit Fighting Irish at 7:30PM at the Team Toledo Ice House.

The Cherokee home opener will be in conjunction with GTAHA Day at the Ice House, all of the Cherokee youth hockey teams will be playing this Saturday. The schedule of events is below.

“This is always a special game for our organization, as a team we get to open up at home in front of all of our fans as well as our youth hockey teams.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Admission for the home opener will be FREE with a bottle of shampoo or body wash.

“Every year we open up with our annual soap game, this is a good cause as the guys use the soap and shampoo throughout the season after practices and games.” Added Miller

Toledo is coming off a 5-1 win last weekend when they traveled to Columbus to take on the expansion Mavericks in the first game of the 2019-2020 season.

GTAHA Day will begin at 9:00am and run thru the Cherokee game that evening, some of the special events that will take place are kids games in parking lot, entertainment, tailgating and plenty of raffles.

The following is the schedule of games during GTAHA Day.

9:00AM                2011 Cherokee VS. Eastside Timberwolves

10:15AM              2010 T2 Cherokee VS. TBA

11:30AM              2010 Cherokee VS. TBA

1:00PM                 2008 Cherokee VS. Sylvania North Stars

2:30PM                 2007 Cherokee VS. Rochester Rattlers

4:00PM                 2006 Cherokee VS. Ann Arbor

5:30PM                 2005 Cherokee VS. Grand Rapids Blades

7:30PM                 Cherokee VS. Detroit Fighting Irish

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

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

GO CHEROKEE!!!!

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CHEROKEE WIN REGULAR SEASON OPENER

(5-1 WIN AT COLUMBUS FRIDAY NIGHT) 

Toledo OH:          The Toledo Cherokee traveled to Lewis Center OH on Friday evening to open the 2019-2020 USPHL Premier season to take on the Columbus Mavericks before a sell-out crowd and skated away with a 5-1 victory.

Rookie forward Zeth Stelmaszak (Temperance MI) opened the scoring for Toledo eight minutes into the first period with a power-play goal, Devon Dohanos (Sylvania OH) and Matt Gilbert (Wyandotte MI) assisted on the goal. Caleb Williams (Genoa OH) would give the Cherokee a 2-0 lead six minutes later Gilbert and Bryce Davis (Elmore OH) would earn assists on the even strength goal. Columbus would score with just under five minutes left in the first period to make the score 2-1 after twenty minutes.

Toledo would outscore the Mavericks 3-0 in the second period. Stelmaszak scored his second of the game with Alex Miller (Sylvania OH) and Paavo Sammalisto (Virrat Finland) assisting on the goal. Veteran Tyler Fox (Marshall MI) scored to make it 4-1 Mitch Dickman (Clyde OH) and captain Anthony Weinrich (Toledo OH) earned helpers on the marker. Gilbert added a goal mid-way thru the second period to give Toledo a 5-1 lead as they headed to the locker-room, Davis and Williams assisted on the goal.

“I thought our guys played well, we were a bit nervous at the start but once we settled in we controlled the game, our second period was our best of the night.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Neither team would score in the third period.

Toledo goaltender Chad Simmerman (Sinking Springs PA) made thirty-four saves on thirty-five shots to earn his first victory as a member of the Cherokee.

The Cherokee open the home schedule this weekend when they play host to the Detroit Fighting Irish (USPHL Midwest East Division) on Saturday night in conjunction with GTAHA day.  Face off is set for 7:30PM. Admission for the home opener is a bottle of shampoo or body wash.

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

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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 27th 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 missed the playoffs by three points.

“We needed to change the culture of our program and that is a work in progress but with the nine returning guys we have and the new guys we have coming in we feel we ready headed in the right direction.” Added Miller

Toledo welcomes back from last year’s roster team captain Anthony Weinrich and assistant captains Tyler Fox, Bryce Davis, Bailey Byrd and defensemen Kieran O’Connell as well as goaltender Mason Snyder, Forwards Reese Boehme, Justin Maroszek and Matt Gilbert.

Returning to the Cherokee after not playing in Toledo last year is forward Caleb Williams, he is joined by newcomers Devon Dohanos, Zeth Stelmaszak, Alex Miller and Paavo Sammalisto from Finland round out the forwards.

O’Connell is joined by a large group of first year defensemen for the Cherokee Tyler Fredrick, Jake Ruehle, Jacob Ford, Nate Brown and Austin Ward. Mitchell Dickman suited up for the Wooster Oilers last season in the USPHL.

Joining Snyder in goal this season is twenty-year old Chad Simmerman and Kyler Bayes for the Cherokee.

Fans that are unable to attend the game this Friday in Columbus 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 OPEN 2ND WEEK OF TRAINING CAMP TODAY

(ALL PRACTICES OPEN TO PUBLIC) 

Toledo OH:          The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Great Lakes Division begin their second week of training camp today at the Team Toledo Ice House.

“Week one of camp was really good the guys worked hard, now that we have everyone in camp for week two we can start to get into systems and start going over the way we want to play on a nightly basis.” Said head coach Kenny Miller “Our new guys need to understand that this division we are in is tough and you have to play hard every night in order to have success.”

All practices will be open to the public and media. Below is the training camp schedule prior to the season starting on Friday September 6th in Columbus OH when the Cherokee travel to the state capital to take on the expansion Columbus Mavericks. The Cherokee will open the home schedule against the Detroit Fighting Irish on Saturday September 14th at 7:30PM in conjunction with GTAHA Day at the Ice House.

Training Camp Schedule

Tuesday               August 27th               4:30-5:50PM

Wednesday        August 28th               4:30-5:50PM

Thursday             August 29th               4:30-5:50PM

Friday                    August 30th               4:30-5:50PM

Tuesday               September 3rd     4:30-5:50PM

Wednesday        September 4th     4:30-5:50PM

Thursday             September 5th   4:30-5:50PM

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

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE RELEASE 2019-2020 SCHEDULE

(HOME OPENER SATURDAY SEPT. 14TH)

Toledo OH:          The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier Division have announced the release of the 2019-2020 schedule as well as special event nights for the Cherokee.

This year’s home opener will be in conjunction with the annual GTAHA Day against the Detroit Fighting Irish on Saturday September 14th at 7:00PM.

“GTAHA day is a big event for all of the Cherokee teams and it is an honor to be the last game of the day as we open our home schedule.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

All Cherokee home games will be played on Friday and Saturday nights with all games starting at 7:00PM

The Cherokee will once again skate in the Great Lakes Conference. The division has added two new expansion teams to make up a six team division. The Columbus Mavericks and the Lake Erie Bighorns join the Metro Jets, Lansing Wolves, Pittsburgh Vengeance and the Cherokee.

Toledo will play twenty-two home games at the Team Toledo Ice House during the season, while playing twenty-two games on the road. Toledo will also play four out of division games throughout the season when they host the Detroit Fighting Irish and Motor City Hockey Club playing one game each in those team’s buildings.

Another special night will be held on Saturday February 1st when the Cherokee take on the Columbus Mavericks in the annual “SAP GAME”. Ken “SAP” Miller was co-owner of the Team Toledo Ice House and Cherokee team President before he passed away in February of 2015.

“This game is very special to not only my family but the entire hockey community and we are excited to announce this year’s date for the SAP game.” Added Miller

The Cherokee will also play in twelve showcase games this season.

The Cherokee will travel to Fraser MI in October for the first annual Great Lakes Conference Showcase where members from the Great Lakes Division will play against members from the Midwest East Division, Toledo is slated to play the MJDP Jets, Chicago Cougars, Decatur Blaze and the Fort Wayne Spacemen. Games will be played the weekend of October 11th thru October 13th.

Toledo will also head to Chicago for the Christmas showcase in December. The Cherokee will play against the following teams the Midwest Blackbirds, Steele County Blades, Minnesota Mullets and the Rochester Vipers. Games will be played December 19th thru the 22nd.

The final showcase the Cherokee will attend will be held in Boston for the USPHL Winter Showcase. Toledo will play against the Buffalo Thunder, Charleston Colonials, Florida Junior Blades and the Junior Bruins.

The team also announced the Cherokee Reverse Raffle fundraiser that will be held on Saturday November 9th at the Toledo Speedway Banquet Hall.

For the complete 2019-2020 Cherokee game schedule please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com and click on the schedule tab.

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