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TOLEDO CHEROKEE RETURN HOME THIS WEEKEND

(PLAY HOST TO CLEVELAND)

 

Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the NA3HL will return to the Team Toledo Ice House this Friday and Saturday to play host to their in-state rival the Cleveland Junior Lumberjacks. Face for both games is set for 7:00PM

Toledo is coming off a weekend where they picked up four out of four points against the Metro Jets. The Cherokee won both games 4-1. Cleveland played one game last weekend dropping the contest 5-0 to Pittsburgh.

“Last week was a good week for us but it is time to move on and get ready for a Cleveland team that we know will be ready to play.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

The Cherokee currently sit atop the East division with 8 points after 4 games. Cleveland has only played 2 games losing both.

Team Captain David Bogart (Northwood OH) leads the team in points with 6 assists, while net minder Aaron Callan (South Lyon MI) has played all four games in net for the Cherokee picking up 4 wins.

Fans unable to attend the games this weekend can catch all the action by visiting www.fasthockey.com

For more information on the Cherokee please be sure to check our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

GO CHEROKEE!!!!


NORTH AMERICAN 3 HOCKEY LEAGUE

 

MEDIA RELEASE

September 18, 2014

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NA3HL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton

Honors go to Aaron Callan of Toledo

 

FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton for the week ending September 14, 2014. The divisional stars of the week is an award given each week of the regular season to the top performing players in each of the four divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.

East Division Star of the Week: Aaron Callan, G, Toledo Cherokee

Toledo Cherokee goalie Aaron Callan, 18, has been on fire to begin the 2014-15 season and this past weekend was no exception. Toledo maintained their undefeated record in large part thanks to the South Lyon, Michigan native as he allowed just two goals on 64 shots in a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Metro Jets. On Friday, he stopped 24 of 25 shots in a 4-1 win at Metro. On Saturday, Callan (5’11/165) was even better has he made 37 saves on 38 shots in another 4-1 win at home. Callan is currently the top goalie in the NA3HL with a 98% save percentage and 0.55 goals against average. “Aaron was rock solid again this weekend,” said Toledo head coach Kenny Miller. “He is giving our team a chance to win and coming up with a big save when needed.”

Honorable Mention - Cam Schwartz, F, Toledo Cherokee

About the NA3HL

Now in its fifth season, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of eight USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification. The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the North American Hockey League (NAHL), is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes whose youth options are limited but are still reaching their potential and have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit www.na3hl.com


CHEROKEE FLY PAST JETS

(TOLEDO SWEEPS WEEKEND SERIES)

 

Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee earned their second series sweep of the season beating the Metro Jets 4-1 in both games over the weekend.

 

In Waterford MI on Friday the Cherokee jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period as Dominic Pisanti (Temperance MI) scored on the power play assisting on the goal was Jimmy Howell (Allen Park MI) and Cam Schwartz (Warren MI).

Schwartz would get his first junior goal in the second period from Howell and Brody Duncan (Toledo OH) to give the Cherokee a 2-0 lead.

Aaron Roschinsky (Canton MI) would stretch the lead with his first of the season from Cody Estrel (Sylvania OH) and Kyler Omey (Sylvania OH). Metro would finally get one past goaltender Aaron Callan (South Lyon MI) late in the second period to cut the lead to 3-1.

Toledo would score the lone goal in the 3rd period as Michael Pisanti (Temperance MI) lit the lamp from Nikolas Verbosky (Rossford OH) and Ethan Resetar (Plymouth MI).

Callan made 24 saves for his third win of the season.

“Our guys are playing good, I am real happy with the way we are competing and guys are stepping up and getting timely goals when we need them. As a group we need to make sure we get better every day and continue the process of being a more complete team on a day to day basis.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

 

With the Team Toledo Ice House packed all day for GTAHA day the Cherokee didn’t disappoint with a 4-1 win in the team’s home opener. The game was scoreless after one period of play. Midway thru the second period Cam Schwartz netted his second of the season with assists going to Dominic Pisanti and Zach Swanson (Temperance MI) on the power play.Austin Turner (Temperance MI) would give the Cherokee a 2-0 lead on a wrap around goal, assisting on the tally was Brody Duncan and Evan Heldt (Sylvania OH). Tyler Zalecki (Northwood OH) scored with the man advantage to give the home team a 3-0 lead assists went to Aaron Roschinsky and David Bogart (Northwood OH).

Metro would score their lone goal of the game late in the third period to cut the Toledo lead to 3-1 before Roschinsky added an empty net goal to seal the victory.

Aaron Callan was spectacular once again between the pipes for Toledo making 38 saves.

The Cherokee return home this Friday and Saturday night to take on in-state rival Cleveland. Both games have a 7:00PM face off time.

For fans unable to attend this weekend’s games you can still catch all the action by logging onto www.fasthockey.com

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

GO CHEROKEE!!!!



CHEROKEE SET TO TAKE ON METRO

(OPEN HOME SCHEDULE SATURDAY NIGHT)

 

 

Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee members of the NA3HL get ready for two game set against the Metro Jets this Friday and Saturday. The Cherokee will travel to Waterford MI on Friday to take on the Jets at 7:50PM inside Lakeland Arena.

 

On Saturday the Cherokee will open the home portion of the schedule as they wrap up the home and home series versus Metro. Face is set for 8:30PM (To accommodate GTAHA day at the Ice House).

 

Fans will get their first look at the newly designed home jerseys on Saturday night.

 

“We are hoping with it being GTAHA day the place will be packed and our guys can feed off the crowd, they have been looking forward to this weekend for a while now.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

 

Fans that are unable to attend the games this weekend can catch all the action by visiting www.fasthockey.com

 

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

 

NOTES: Goaltender Aaron Callan (South Lyon MI) picked up the 2nd star of the week award in the NA3HL East division with his stellar play in Cincinnati . Forward Dominic Pisanti (Temperance MI) was honorable mention this week.

 

GO CHEROKEE!!!!


TOLEDO SWEEPS OPENING WEEKEND

(Cherokee Earn Four Points In Cincinnati)

 

Toledo OH - The Toledo Cherokee of the NA3HL opened the regular season with a two game sweep against the Cincinnati Swords. On Saturday in the Queen City the Cherokee doubled up the Swords by a score of 2-0. Goaltender Aaron Callan (South Lyon MI) recorded his first shutout of the season making 18 saves. Veterans Austin Turner (Temperance MI) and Dominic Pisanti (Temperance MI) scored for Toledo in the win.  Kyler Omey (Sylvania OH) and David Bogart (Northwood OH) picked up assists in the contest.

 

“I thought we played really well on Saturday for our first game, the guys had A lot of energy and we played as a team. It is our job as a coaching staff to make sure our players get better every day and I felt on Sunday we took a step back after we got the two goal lead. But all in all we are happy with the four points we picked up.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

 

On Sunday in the series finale the Cherokee jumped out to a 2-0 early in the game with goals by Cain Maison (Holland OH) and Cody Estrel (Sylvania OH), Cincinnati would tie the game and take the lead 3-2 heading into the second period but it was all Cherokee in the second and third frames. Estrel would score his second of the game shorthanded to tie the score at 3 apiece with assists going to Tyler Zalecki (Northwood OH) and Bogart. Brody Duncan (Toledo OH) would score the game winner late in the second period with a slap shot from the top of the circle. Pisanti added his second goal of the weekend on the power play in the third period to seal the win 5-3. Callan replaced Glen Bates (Ida MI) to start the second period and picked up his second win of the year making 16 saves. Jimmy Howell (Allen Park MI) had two assists while Aaron Roschinsky (Canton MI) added an assist.

 

Toledo will travel to Waterford MI this Friday to take on the Metro Jets face off is at 7:50PM.

 

The two teams will return to the Ice House on Saturday for the Cherokee home opener, the puck will drop at 8:30PM (Special start time to accommodate GTAHA day at the arena)

 

Fans unable to attend games this weekend can catch all the action by visiting www.fasthockey.com

 

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

 

GO CHEROKEE!!!


TOLEDO CHEROKEE OPEN REGULAR SEASON THIS WEEKEND

(HEAD TO CINCINNATI FOR TWO GAME SET)

 

Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee of the NA3HL will open the regular season this Saturday September 6th in Cincinnati versus the Swords. The two teams will play a two game set in the Queen City this weekend. On Saturday night the puck will drop at 7:00PM and face off is set for 12:15PM on Sunday September 7th.

“The coaching staff along with all the players are excited to get the regular season underway, it’s been a long couple of weeks practicing getting ready for this weekend and we are looking forward to playing some really strong teams in our division.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Fans unable to attend the games can catch all the action by visiting www.fasthockey.com

Toledo’s home opener at the Ice House will be on Saturday September 13th at 8:30PM VS. Metro (Special start time to accommodate GTAHA day at the Ice House)

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

GO CHEREOKEE!!!!



TOLEDO CHEROKEE SET TO PLAY

TWO EXHIBITION GAMES

(Home and Home series with the West Michigan Wolves)

 

 

Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the NA3HL have announced the exhibition schedule for the 2014-2015 season. Toledo will travel to Battle Creek on Friday August 29th to take on the West Michigan Wolves face off is set for 8:00PM.

The two teams will return to the Team Toledo Ice House on Saturday August 30th for a matinee game that is slated to start at 1:00PM.

“This will be a good chance for the coaching staff to see some of our new faces in game action, we had a good camp now it is time to start practicing and get our team ready for these two pre season games.” Said Head Coach Kenny Miller

Fans attending Saturday’s home game are asked to bring either soap or shampoo for admission into the game. “This is the second year in a row we have asked the fans instead of buying a ticket to the preseason game we are asking them to bring soap or shampoo it goes along way with the guys during the season, last season was a huge success and I expect this year to be the same.” added Miller

The Cherokee will open the regular season on September 6th in Cincinnati versus the Swords, before returning to the Ice House on Saturday September 13th at 8:30PM VS. Metro (Special start time to accommodate GTAHA day at the Ice House)

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

GO CHEREOKEE!!!!


TOLEDO CAPTAIN HEADED TO ADRIAN (ACHA D1 CLUB)
 

The Toledo Cherokee of the NA3HL are proud to announce that forward Zach Armstrong has chosen Adrian College to continue playing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I.

Armstrong, who hails from Findlay, Ohio, was the Cherokee captain this past season.

In 94 career games for Toledo the 5’8’’ 155 center scored 14 goals and added 33 assists for a total of 47 points.

Zachwas honored with the NA3HL Academic Achievement Award. Armstrong graduated this summer from Findlay High School and ranked 15th out of 400 in his class. He scored a 28 on his ACT.

He will attend school on a full academic scholarship at Adrian College in Michigan.

During the 2014 NA3HL Top Prospects event Armstrong notched 1 goal and 1 assist in the 3 game event.

"Zach is the ultimate team guy, he plays hard every night and his hard work has paid off. He will do very well at the next level, I am very happy for him and his family." said Toledo head coach Kenny Miller.

The entire Toledo Cherokee organization would like to wish Zach continued success at Adrian.

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


TOLEDO CHEROKEE UNVEIL NEW JERSEYS FOR 14-15 SEASON

 

June 28, 2014

Toledo OH – As the Toledo Cherokee prepare for the upcoming 2014-15 season the players that will represent the club will be doing so in brand new re-designed jerseys.The Cherokee unveiled not only new jersey’s but a brand new color scheme going with an all white home jersey with red trim, gone is the solid black road jersey replaced by a red sweater with white trim.

 

“We wanted to do something different. It was time for new jerseys and with black being the primary color for years we decided to go in a different direction. As a staff we are very happy with the way they turned out, I know our players and fans will love the new sweaters.” Stated General Manager/Head Coach Kenny Miller

 

The Cherokee will unveil the road sweaters in Cincinnati on Saturday September 6th as they open the season on the road. The white home sweaters will be unveiled on Saturday September 13th when the Cherokee open the home schedule against the Metro Jets that is also GTAHA day at the Toledo Ice House when every team within the organization will be playing games.

 

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


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOME GAMES

 

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 brandeeastanton@aol.com.

GO CHEROKEE!!


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.



GAME LIVE

The NA3HL is pleased to announce the launch of GAME LIVE: a fan-friendly, interactive application that provides game scores and stats in real-time.

GAME LIVE is an online Flash application that provides fans of the NA3HL with a real-time display of a game's score and stats in a graphically pleasing, interactive format. There is no need to refresh your browser during live games to see updates. All goals and penalties will appear automatically as they happen. To view GAME LIVE in action, go to our website, www.NA3HL.com and click on the Scores/Scoreboard link. On the Scoreboard page, you will see a "GAME LIVE" link beside each game that you can click on to launch the application.


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