Toledo Cherokee



(Sunday August 16th 8:00AM Shotgun Start)

Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee members of the NA3HL have announced the date for the annual Cherokee golf outing. The event will take place on Sunday August 16th at 8:00AM at the Bedford Hills Golf Course in Temperance MI.

Cost will be $300.00 for a foursome/$75.00 per player. The team is also selling hole sponsors to area businesses for $100.00.

Dinner will follow the outing in the dining room at Bedford Hills.

“This is one of our two fundraisers we hold for the team each year and it gets better every year we put it on, we have a great staff that does an amazing job with this outing and anyone that plays in it always has a good time.” Said head coach Kenny Miller.

For more information and to book your foursome please contact the Carey Manders at 419-350-2171 or Kenny Miller at 906-458-2897





Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee completed the 2015-16 NA3HL draft yesterday selecting the following players.


Rob Kowalczyk – Goaltender      St. Clair Shores Saints U-16.

Coach Miller comments

“Rob is a guy we have watched this past season, he is a proven winner that helped guide his team to the Tier II U16 National championship. His coach at Shores Matt Romaniski was instrumental in helping us land Rob.”


Brenden Shatley – Forward        Monroe SMCC

Coach Miller comments

“Brenden played in our spring league this year and showed a great scoring touch, he is a guy we will count on to score for us this upcoming season.” Shatley spent last season playing under Coach Brian Hughes at Monroe SMCC.


Nolan Stanley – Forward              West Coast Renegades AAA

Coach Miller comments

“Nolan is a guy that comes to us thru former Cherokee player Ian Solando who now coaches the West Coast Renegades, he is a skilled player that should fit in nicely with our core group.”


Darryl Kuchcinski – Forward       Bedford HS

Coach Miller comments

“Darryl is a guy that has played at the Ice House his whole life, last year he skated with us prior to the high school season starting and has really improved his game. I look forward to coaching Darryl this season and watch him progress as a player”  Kuchcinski skated for coach Randy Menchaca last year at Bedford HS.


Isaac Culbert – Forward                Team Ohio

Coach Miller comments

“Isaac is another guy we got to see in our spring league, he will bring a good work ethic and also be a physical player for us. I look forward to coaching him. Culbert played at Team Ohio last year under former Cherokee Pat Metzger.


The drafted players join the following players that were tendered by the Cherokee prior to yesterday’s draft.

 Ricky Kwapich – Forward             St. Francis De Sales HS

Coach Miller comments

“Ricky is a player I have coached in the past and he has everything it takes to be a really good junior player, he is a good skater with great vision and will be a big addition to our program.”


Jared Selegowski – Forward  St. Clair Shores Saints U-16

Coach Miller comments

“Jared also won a national championship last season and is a guy we feel will step in and make an impact right away for our hockey club. He is a good skating forward who we feel will have a great season for us.”


Tyler Evans – Defense            St. Clair Shores Saints U-16

Coach Miller comments

“Tyler along with Jared attended our camp last year and we really liked what we saw, he is a smooth skating defensemen that will be a guy that we will count on for offense from the back end.”

 The Cherokee will hold main camp the weekend of August 7th thru the 9th at the Team Toledo Ice House, players interested in signing up for camp can get more information by visiting our website at





Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee are proud to announce that forward Mark McGee has committed to play his collegiate hockey at Oakland University DI ACHA starting in the fall.

The 20 year old joined the Toledo Cherokee in October after being sent to Toledo by the Michigan Warriors of the NAHL. McGee suited up for 35 games with the Cherokee scoring 16 goals and adding 25 assists for a total of 41 points. The Canton MI native spent the 2013-14 season with the Flint Generals helping guide them to the Tier III National Championship Tournament.

“Mark is a guy that came in and made an immediate impact on our team, he is highly skilled and makes plays all over the rink. Oakland is getting a top notch player and an even better kid, I am happy for him and his family.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

McGee is the second Cherokee player to commit to school for next season joining Cody Estrel (University of Toledo). Both McGee and Estrel participated in the NA3HL Top Prospects event last season.

Fans should continue to visit the Cherokee website at for more announcements regarding player commitments.





Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee of the NA3HL are proud to announce that forward Cody Estrel (Sylvania OH) has committed to the University of Toledo where he will continue his hockey career.

The 19 year old led the Cherokee in scoring with 59 points during the regular season and helped lead Toledo to the postseason. In 46 games Estrel netted 16 goals and added 43 assists.

Prior to joining the Cherokee Cody helped guide the Northview Wildcats HS program to two state championships.

“Cody was a guy we landed right as the season started and he produced very well for us in the NA3HL,  he will be a high end player for the Rockets and we are very happy for him and his family.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

While attending the University of Toledo Estrel will also be a member of the Air National Guard.

The Rockets coaching staff is looking forward to having Cody on board. “We are excited for the experience he will bring. He is obviously a talented player and we are happy to welcome him as a Rocket. Said University of Toledo head coach Daniel Conway.





Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee of the NA3HL have announced they have signed forward Ricky Kwapich tender for the 2015-16 season.

Kwapich joins the Cherokee after spending the past two seasons with St. Francis De Sales HS in Toledo OH. The Toledo native helped the Knights to the Ohio High School State Championship this past March.

“Ricky is a player I have coached in the past and he has everything it takes to be a really good junior player, he is a good skater with great vision and will be a big addition to our program.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Last season the 18 year old senior scored 18 goals and added 33 assists for a total of 51 points in 41 games. He also was a + 32 on the season.

The Cherokee will hold there only camp the weekend of August 7th thru the 9th at the Team Toledo Ice House. Players interested in attending should visit the teams website at for more information.

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NA3HL team and that NA3HL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NA3HL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NA3HL and he may not be recruited by any other NA3HL team. Tendered players are not eligible for the NA3HL draft, which will be held in June 16, 2015.




Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the NA3HL are pleased to announce tryout dates for the upcoming 2015-16 season has been set.

The Cherokee will hold a main camp the weekend of August 7th thru the 9th at the Team Toledo Ice House.

“As a staff we are excited to get out and start recruiting players for our camp, we know we will have plenty of spots open for our team next year so any player looking to play at the Tier III level will have a good chance of making our club out of this camp.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Players interested in attending the camp can click on the tryout tab on the Cherokee website and fill out the proper paperwork in order to get signed up and registered.

For more information on the Toledo Cherokee please visit our website



February 10, 2015
By Lauren Lindstrom, The Blade
Kenneth “Sap” Miller, Sr., a champion of youth hockey in the Toledo area, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital of Toledo after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 59.
A resident of Oregon, he was known to everyone in area youth hockey circles, friends and family said.
Mr. Miller was co-owner and general manager of Team Toledo Ice House hockey rink in West Toledo, which opened under his ownership in 2002. The Ice House had been open when his sons were younger, and Mr. Miller reopened it for a new generation of players.
He was born June 11, 1955. He and his wife of 40 years, Michelle, raised two sons, Kelly and Kenny, Jr., who continued their father’s passion for the game. He graduated from Waite High School, and though he had several jobs throughout his life, his love and passion was always hockey, his son said.
In his more than 30-year coaching career, Mr. Miller worked with teams including the Toledo Junior Storm, Toledo IceDiggers of the NAHL and Toledo Cherokee of the NA3HL. 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 a youth team. Kenny, Jr., is the head coach of the Toledo Cherokee.
His father “was the lifeline” to the Ice House, said Kenny Miller, Jr., adding that he was one of the biggest contributors to youth hockey in the area. Most of the youths probably didn’t even know his name was Kenny because to them, he was Sap or Mr. Sappy, his son said.
“It didn’t matter if a kid could afford to play, he would find a way to make it happen,” his son said. His legacy, his son said, will be in the way he treated every kid who walked in the door, from the 5-year-olds just learning to skate, up to burly, college-aged players and adults.
“He was a loyal guy,” he said, adding that his father built strong relationships with players and their families. “It showed how much those kids meant to him.”
“He was a great ambassador for hockey in Toledo,” said Don Manders, vice president of the Greater Toledo Amateur Hockey Association. He met Mr. Miller when he coached Mr. Manders’ son Jake, who now helps coach youth hockey as well. Mr. Miller was enormously invested in youth hockey, Mr. Manders said. He was a larger-than-life figure and not exactly a quiet guy.
“You always knew what he was thinking when he was thinking it,” he said. “And he was usually right.”
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,” Mr. Manders said. “He worked tirelessly for it.”
He is survived by his wife, Michelle; sons, Kelly and Kenny, Jr.; sisters, Carol and Dorothy Miller and Brenda Seales; brother, George, and the Ice House, which Kenny, Jr., said he left in a stable condition.
“He’s left it in good shape to allow kids to play hockey there for many years to come,” he said.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Greater Toledo Area Hockey Association.

2014-2015 Jr. A Toledo Cherokee



The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the NA3HL are looking for volunteers for the upcoming season. The club is looking to fill the following positions for all 24 home games. Goal Judges, Penalty Box Attendants, Ticket Takers, as well as other positions.

Every volunteer will receive two FREE tickets for family and friends for the game they are scheduled to work.

For additional information please contact Brandee Stanton, Director of Game Night Operations at


Ticket Information

Season Passes are available for $80.00 each. Individual games $5.00 for adults(18 and over). Under 18 $4.00. All GTAHA youth players who wear their jerseys to the game get in FREE.

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