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TOLEDO CHEROKEE ANNOUNCE MAIN CAMP DATES

(FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 22ND)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are excited to announce the clubs main camp will be held Friday August 20th thru Sunday August 22nd at the Team Toledo Ice House located at 1258 W. Alexis Road in Toledo Ohio.

Cost for the three-day camp will be $200.00 and each player will get a four game guarantee with the All Star game on Sunday.

Nic Saenz has done a great job of identifying talent this off season and we are excited to see that talent at main camp in August.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Registration is now open on the Cherokee website at www.cherokeehockey.com

Goalie positions will be cut off at eight. Any goalies requesting to attend after that will be put on a waiting list.

Players will need to download the attached tryout application and email with payment info to either head coach Kenny Miller at kmiller@macombgroup.com or Director of Player Personnel/Assistant Coach Nic Saenz at nic.saenz02@gmail.com

The Toledo Cherokee finished the 2020-2021 season with a record of 37-10-1 overall and went 2-1 at the USPHL Nationals in Virginia Beach VA.

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IAN BENNETT ADDED TO ROSTER FOR 2021-2022 SEASON

Ian Bennett added to roster for Cherokee for 2021-2022 season. 

"Ian is another guy we got from the Trenton HS program that will be a good depth forward for us, he is a guy that will have to adjust to the junior game but when he does he will be a fine addition for us. " said head coach Kenny Miller 

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RYAN STANLEY JOINS CHEROKEE FOR 2021-2022 SEASON

Ryan Stanley joins Cherokee for 2021-2022 season. 

"Ryan is a steady defenseman that we expect to adjust to the junior game well, he comes from a really strong program at Trenton HS where we have been able to get a few guys from the last couple of years " said head coach Kenny Miller 

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CLARK RETURNS TO TOLEDO

Brandon Clark returns to Toledo. 

"Brandon is a guy that we really wanted to get back for this season, he was one of our best players during our run in the playoffs that earned us a spot at the USPHL Nationals, he is a guy that will play top six minutes for us and in every situation" said head coach Kenny Miller 

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EVAN TAYLOR RESIGNS WITH TRIBE

Evan Taylor back with Cherokee for another season.

"Evan is a very skilled defensemen that we except to play a big role for us again this year, he is a guy that will log a lot of minutes for us in every situation and we are excited to have him back with us" said head coach Kenny Miller 

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DOMINIK MCNAMARA BACK WITH CHEROKEE

Dominik McNamara returns to Cherokee for 2nd season.

"Dom is a guy that is tough to play against, he plays hard all the time and is a really good team guy.  He has had a really good offseason and looked great at our prospect camp. We are expecting him to have a really good season for us and I am very excited he is back for year with us." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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LUKE METROPOULOS RETURNS TO CHEROKEE

Luke Metropoulos returns to Cherokee for 2nd season.

"Luke is a guy we wanted to make sure we were able to resign for the upcoming year, he came in later in the season and once he got his legs under him he was a big part of our success. He has the ability to score big goals like he did in game two of the National tournament and we expect him to score some big goals again for us this year." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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SMOOTH SKATING CRANDALL RETURNS TO TOLEDO

David Crandall returns to Cherokee for 2nd season.

"David is going to be a big piece to our puzzle, he is a very gifted defensemen that can move the puck at a high level, having him on our blue line is like having a fourth forward on the ice that can also defend really well, we are real excited to have him in our lineup every night." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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HARD HITTING FORWARD RETURNS TO CHEROKEE

Greg Obrycki returns for second season with Cherokee.

"Greg is a guy we will really wanted to get back for the upcoming season, he is a really good team guy that plays a heavy game and has a good scoring touch as well, I am really happy he will be wearing a Cherokee jersey this season." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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SPEEDY WINGER RETURNS TO CHEROKEE 

Ondrej Dupal returns for another season with Cherokee.

"Ondrej is one of the fastest skaters in the division and when he is moving his feet he is tough to stop, I am looking forward to seeing what he can do in his age out year" said head coach Kenny Miller 

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HENSON BACK FOR 3RD SEASON WITH TRIBE

Jarrett Henson returns for 3rd season with Tribe.

"Jarrett is a guy we count on to play lots of minutes on the backend, as a 20 year old we expect him to do that again this year I am excited to have Jarrett back in a Cherokee jersey for one more year." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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BYRD IS THE WORD

Bailey Byrd back with Cherokee. Leading scorer from last season resigns with Cherokee.

"Bailey is a guy that can put up points on a nightly basis and we are happy he decided to resign with us as an age out player." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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CORMIER GUARDING NET ONCE AGAIN FOR TRIBE 

Joey Cormier returns to Cherokee looking to build off of last years success. 

"Joey was our MVP down the stretch last year and our coaching staff expects him to have another great year this season." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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CAPTAIN RETURNS FOR 4TH SEASON WITH CHEROKEE 

Bryce Davis returns as team captain and will suit up for 4th season with Toledo. 

"Bryce is a heart and soul guy, he brings an energy like no other player every time he steps on the ice, he is tough to play against and will once again be a great leader for our group." said head coach Kenny Miller 

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE GOLF OUTING

Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee have announced the date for the annual golf outing fundraiser. This year’s outing will take place on Saturday August 28th at Giant Oak Golf Club.

The event will kick off at 8:00AM with a shotgun start. Cost will be $80.00 golfer/$325.00 per foursome. Dinner following golf will include sirloin steak, potato, salad and rolls.

“This outing has been a huge success as well as a lot of fun in the past and we are confident it will be again this year. 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.

The Cherokee will also be raffling off a 36’’ Blackstone grill, raffle baskets and many more great prizes.

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

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STEVEN PRATI COMMITS TO ADRIAN COLLEGE

(GOALTENDER WILL PLAY FOR ACHA TEAM)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference are proud to announce that Steven Prati has committed to attend and play hockey at the Adrian College next season. 

Prati played one season with the Cherokee and saw action in four games going 3-0 with 1 shutout and 1.55 goals against average.

“Steve is the ultimate team guy, as a 20 year old he came to rink every day and worked hard but most importantly he was a great teammate and everyone within our organization is happy to see him continue on at the college level.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Petersburg MI native joins, Drew Welsch (Trine NCAA DIII), Timmy Organ (Trine NCAA DII) and Zeth Stelmaszak (Trine NCAA DIII 2022) and Nate Brown (Toledo ACAH) as members of last year club to commit to college.

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

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NATE BROWN COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

(DEFENSEMEN WILL PLAY FOR ACHA D1 TEAM)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference are proud to announce that Nate Brown has committed to attend and play hockey at the University of Toledo next season.

The Sheffield Lake OH native finished his second season with the Cherokee and has suited up in fifty-eight games the past two years for the Tribe.  He scored three goals and added nine assists for twelve points. The big defensemen collected a hundred twenty-seven penalty minutes as a member of the Cherokee.

“Nate is a hard working player that has been a great team guy for us for the past two seasons, his game has improved a lot since he joined our program and we are very happy for him and his family that they decided on the Universality of Toledo.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Rockets play their home games at the Team Toledo Ice House the home of the Cherokee.

“It will be good to see Nate around the rink and to be able to watch him play and develop for the next four years right here in Toledo.” Added Miller

Brown joins, Drew Welsch (Trine NCAA DIII), Timmy Organ (Trine NCAA DII) and Zeth Stelmaszak (Trine NCAA DIII 2022) as members of last year club to commit to college.

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

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CHEROKEE UNVEIL JERSEY DESIGN FOR 2021-22 SEASON

(TRIBE ADD 3RD JERSEY FOR THIS SEASON)

Toledo Ohio:      The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are excited to announce the team will wear newly designed jerseys for the upcoming season.

The Cherokee will stick with the traditional white home and red away jerseys but the team has added a black jersey for this season that they will wear on special occasions throughout the season.

“We are excited to show off our new designed jerseys to all of our fans this upcoming season, our great sponsor ETruckBiz will again be on the back of the jerseys when we open the season in September.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Wingman Sports Corporation designed and will supply the jerseys for the Cherokee.  Wingman Sports is based out of Newmarket Ontario.

“Wingman was great to work with Jason Clarke did everything to meet our needs and we are extremely happy with how the jerseys turned out.” Added Miller

The Cherokee begin play in September, please visit our website for more information at www.cherokeehockey.com

The Toledo Cherokee finished the 2020-2021 season with a record of 37-10-1 overall and went 2-1 at the USPHL Nationals in Virginia Beach VA.

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TIM ORGAN TO ATTEND TRINE UNIVERSITY

(TEMPERANCE MI NATIVE WILL JOIN NCAA DIII TEAM NEXT SEASON)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference is proud to announce that Tim Organ will attend and play hockey at Trine University. The Cherokee defensemen will join the NCAA DIII team next season.

The 20 year old joined the Cherokee during this season and skated in twenty-eight games scoring ten goals and assisting on twenty-eight for thirty-eight points. Organ suited up in five playoff games and had five assists.

“Timmy came back to us in the middle of the season and when he came in he made an immediate impact on our blue line, he is a guy that defends real well and also has great offensive ability.” Said head coach Kenny Miller “He has worked hard to earn this spot and I am very happy for him and his family.”

Organ joins Drew Welsch and Zeth Stelmaszak (2022) as members of the 2020-2021 the Cherokee to commit to Trine University.

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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DREW WELSCH TO ATTEND TRINE UNIVERSITY

(FORWARD WILL SKATE FOR NCAA DIII TEAM NEXT SEASON)

Toledo OH:         The Toledo Cherokee of the USPHL Premier division of the Great Lakes Conference is proud to announce that Drew Welsch will attend and play hockey at Trine University. The Cherokee forward will join the NCAA DIII team next season.

The Trenton MI native joined the Cherokee during this season and skated in twenty-seven games scoring twenty-one goals and adding fourteen assists for a total of thirty- five points.

“Drew is a game changer he has top level speed and I am confident he will be successful at the collegiate level.” Said head coach Kenny Miller “He is a guy that leads by example, he came to us midseason and stepped right in after Christmas and took on a leadership role.”

The twenty-year old spent two seasons in the GOJHL prior to joining the Cherokee.

“I am happy for Drew and this family, Trine is not only getting a great player but also a really good kid that will be very successful in life when he is done with school.” Added Miller

Welsch joins Zeth Stelmaszak (Trine 2022) as members of this year’s team to commit to college.  Welsch and his teammates head to Hampton Roads VA this week to compete in the USPHL Nationals.

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 ADVANCE TO USPHL NATIONALS

(HEADING TO HAMPTON ROADS VA)

Toledo OH:          The Toledo Cherokee of the USPHL Great Lakes Division have advanced to the USPHL National Tournament this coming weekend in Hampton Roads VA.

The Cherokee swept the Pittsburgh Vengeance in two games over the weekend by a score of 7-1 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday to advance.

Toledo will travel to Virginia this week to play a three game round robin in pool play D. The winner of the pool will advance to the semifinals on Sunday evening. With the USPHL Premier final on Monday afternoon.

“Our guys have worked hard to get to this point and realize we still have unfinished business, our goal is to go down there and play our best and see where the chips fall.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Cherokee will open the tournament on Thursday March 18th with a contest against the Minnesota Moose face off is set for 3:40PM. Toledo will then take on the Fresno Monsters on Friday the 19th at 10:40AM. The Tribe will wrap up pool play on Saturday evening when they play the Carolina Jr. Canes at 9:10PM. All games are EST.

“We know the teams we will be playing have had great years to get to this point so we are going to have to be on our game to have success.” Added Miller

 Fans unable to attend the National Championship 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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