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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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