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DEVON BOBAK RETURNS TO CHEROKEE NEXT SEASON
(GOALTENDER PLAYED TWO GAMES LAST SEASON FOR TRIBE)
Toledo Ohio: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are
excited to announce the signing of goaltender Devon Bobak for next season.

The Northwood OH, native spent last season playing for the Toledo Cherokee U-16 pre post team.
Bobak also played in two games with the Cherokee last season making 13 saves on 16 shots.

The 6’1 180lb, sixteen year old helped lead his U-16 team to the USA Hockey youth National tournament this past season.

“Devon is a hard working kid that will come in here and compete every day for ice time, he was
able to get in a few games last season and show that he is more than capable of playing at the
junior level.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Bobak joins Spencer Sandberg, Matt Mintun, Anthony Weinrich, Jake Rhoades and Bryce Davis as players
committed to the Cherokee for next season. “Devon skated with us all last season and knows what it takes to play at this level, last year he gained major
experience being on ice every day with our group.” Added Miller

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE PROSPECT SKATE THIS SUNDAY

The Toledo Cherokee will have a prospect skate at the Team Toledo Ice House this Sunday.

Any player interested in attending please contact Head Coach Kenny Miller at 906-458-2897 or kmiller@macombgroup.com

“Our first three skates have been very successful. We have had some good players out to the
skates. The goal is for us to identify talent that have the desire to play here in Toledo as we
enter our first season in the USPHL Premier division.” Said Miller

This Sunday’s skate is FREE.

Sunday May 20, 2018 11:30AM-1:00PM
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MASON SNYDER SIGNS WITH CHEROKEE
(SYLVANIA NATIVE TO SUIT UP FOR TRIBE)

Toledo Ohio: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are
excited to announce the signing of goaltender Mason Snyder for next season.

The Sylvania OH, native spent last season playing with the Northview Wildcats High School team.
The 6’2’’ 180lb goalkeeper had a 2.60 goals against average last year as well as a .907 save
percentage and four shutouts. The 18 year old was named Sportsman of the Year as well as second
team all conference in the Red Division.

“Mason is a guy that works really hard, he is a big goalie that moves really well for his size.
We know he is the type of player that will come in here and compete hard every day in practice and
games.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Snyder also played pre-post with the Sylvania North Stars U-18 team where he helped lead the
club to the USA Hockey National tournament where they earned a Bronze medal.

Mason joins Spencer Sandberg, Matt Mintun, Anthony Weinrich, Bryce Davis and Jake Rhoades as
players committed to the Cherokee for next season. “As we have said during this whole offseason we
are looking for high character kids for this year’s team and we feel Mason brings that to our
group we are putting together.” Added Miller

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts
and news please visit stop by here to the Official Website of Toledo Cherokee Hockey

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JAKE RHOADES JOINS FOR CHEROKEE NEXT SEASON
(SPEEDY FORWARD SCORED 41 POINTS LAST SEASON)

Toledo Ohio: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) is
excited to announce the signing of forward Jake Rhoades for next season.

The Rockwood MI, native spent last season playing high school hockey for Gibraltar Carlson. The 5’5’’
150# winger scored twenty six goals and added fifteen assists for forty one points in only twenty four games.

“Jake is a very skilled guy, his speed and vision on the ice will be a great addition to our program
as we join the USPHL for our first season.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Rhoades joins Spencer Sandberg, Matt Mintun, Anthony Weinrich and Bryce Davis as players committed to the
Cherokee for next season. “Jake is a guy we liked since our first spring skate and as a coaching staff we are
excited he choose Toledo to start his junior career.” Added Miller

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BRYCE DAVIS TO SUIT UP FOR CHEROKEE NEXT SEASON
(FORWARD PLAYED SIX GAMES LAST SEASON FOR TRIBE)

Toledo Ohio: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) is
excited to announce the signing of forward Bryce Davis for next season.

The Elmore OH, native spent last season playing for the Toledo Cherokee U-16 team. Davis also suited
up in six games for the Cherokee before sustaining an injury in early December.br>
Davis helped lead his U-16 team to the USA Hockey youth National tournament this past season.

“Bryce is a guy that plays with an edge whenever he is on the ice, he has good size and speed and
he is a very hard worker.” Said head coach Kenny Miller

Davis joins Spencer Sandberg, Matt Mintun and Anthony Weinrich as players committed to the
Cherokee for next season. “Adding a guy like Bryce is very important to us, we are looking for high
character kids and he is a guy that fits the mold perfectly.” Added Miller

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts
and news please check back here on the official site of Toledo Cherokee Jr. Hockey
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CHEROKEE TO WEAR NEW DESIGNED JERSEYS FOR 2018-2019 SEASON

Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) have
announced the team will wear new jerseys for the 2018-2019 season.

“We are excited about the new jerseys, they are a bit different than the past jerseys but we
feel that’s what makes them unique.” Said GM/Head Coach Kenny Miller

The Cherokee will also continue to wear their black third jerseys periodically throughout the season.

K1 sports along with the Cherokee front office designed the new jerseys. “Dayna at K1 did an awesome job helping design these jerseys, she worked hard to make sure
we got the jerseys just they way we wanted them.” Added Miller

The main jersey sponsor for the new set of game jerseys will be eTruckBiz. “I would like to thank
President and Founder Jeff Walczak of eTruckBiz for his support of Cherokee hockey.” Added Miller

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WEINRICH TO RETURN FOR THIRD SEASON WITH CHEROKEE
(WILL WEAR “A” FOR TRIBE)
Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee members of the USPHL Premier (Great Lakes Conference) are proud
to announce that forward/defenseman Anthony Weinrich will return next season for the Cherokee.

The 18 year old scored twelve goals and added twenty three assists for thirty five points last season.
Weinrich finished second on the team in scoring.

“Anthony is a big strong kid that can take over a game when he puts in the effort, he can play
both forward and defense for us and plays in every situation.” Said GM/Head Coach Kenny Miller

The Toledo Oh native, will be entering his third season with the Cherokee.

Miller also announced Weinrich will serve as an alternate captain to team captain Spencer
Sandberg. “Anthony knows what the coaching staff expects on a day to day basis and he will be a
good leader along with Spence next season.” Added Miller

Weinrich joins, Sandberg and Matt Mintun as players committed to the Cherokee for next season.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts
and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE JOIN USPHL PREMIER
USPHL Announces Premier Division Expansion For the
2018-2019 Season With Six New Teams - Great Lakes Conference
USPHL Executive Office, 04/19/18, 5:30PM EDT

Boston, MA - The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is pleased to announce the
addition of six teams to its Premier Division for the 2018-19 season Great Lakes Conference.
The Premier Division additions include the Lansing Wolves, Metro Jets, Pittsburgh Vengeance,
Southern Tier Xpress, Toledo Cherokee and the Wooster Oilers. The teams will be integrated into the
USPHL by playing inter conference games at USPHL showcases to be located in the East and the Mid-West.
“These strategic additions will continue to develop and expand the USPHL and its goal of providing
a national opportunity for hockey from our high performance youth division to our junior divisions
allowing every player to achieve their personal goals” said Richard Gallant, Commissioner of the USPHL.

The USPHL fields teams across the country at the junior level in three divisions – the
tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC), Premier and Elite – as well as
youth teams at 18U, 16U and at the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 birth years.

Founded in 2012, the USPHL now has more than 170 teams and has been designed to start young players
in the youth divisions and give them an opportunity to strive to grow their hockey careers to
achieve a spot on NCDC rosters and eventually, to college hockey.

Known as the nation’s premier junior hockey league, each year, the league commits hundreds of players
to all levels of the college game. Former Hobey Baker Award winners and current NHL standouts Jimmy Vesey
(Harvard) and Jack Eichel (Boston University) have called the league home, as have Charlie Coyle
(Boston University), Steve Moses (University of New Hampshire) and Jeremy Langlois (Quinnipiac University).

Here is what each new franchise had to say about its future in the USPHL:

“The Lansing Wolves are very excited to start their new journey being a part of the USPHL.”
– Lansing Wolves coach-GM Mark Lawrence

“The Metro Jets are entering their 30th season of junior hockey. This program has had success around
different league models over that time and we are thrilled to partner with a league that will give us
the opportunity to expand on that. The fact that we get to play in more showcases, dress more
players, expand our exposure platform, advance players multiple ways and maintain the strength and
history of our division makes this even more exciting. We plan to continue to provide the best environment
for our players to succeed and advance, and our team gets that much more reach to do so now. Scouts and
programs we work with are just as excited, too.” – Metro Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville

“We are very pleased to join the USPHL and feel this will provide our players even more advancement opportunities
in hockey. The fact that the Pittsburgh Vengeance organization can field a team at the U16, U18 and junior levels
just ties everything together for us as a program.” – Pittsburgh Vengeance coach-GM David Dorsey

“We are excited for our program to join the USPHL this upcoming season. Our affiliation with the
successful Syracuse Stars program and NCDC team in Central New York will allow the Xpress to expand
our network and opportunities for our players to advance their hockey careers further. The showcases
presented by the USPHL will allow us to expand our exposure footprint beyond the Great Lakes Region,
allowing our players to be more accessible throughout the higher junior levels and college programs. This
is a move for the players in providing as many opportunities as possible.” – Southern Tier Xpress GM Travis Sanders

“We are real excited about our move to the USPHL Premier division, and along with our other five
partners, we feel this a great move for our organization. The USPHL prides itself on player
development and moving players onto the NCDC or to college. With having an affiliate in the NCDC,
we think this will be a huge benefit for returning players as well as the new players we have coming
in for next season. I know in Toledo, we are looking forward to playing in more showcases, and the USPHL
offers that. The showcases offer our players even
more exposure, which is what every junior hockey player is looking for. (USPHL commissioner) Richard
Gallant and the entire USPHL staff have been first class all the way and have made this transition
from one league to the other very easy.” – Toledo Cherokee coach-GM Kenny Miller

“The Wooster Oilers have always been first and foremost committed to providing our players with the essential
elements necessary for their development for advancement. Playing in a competitive division over the
last three years has been an integral part of that development and we look forward to the continued
divisional competition now, as a member of the USPHL.” – Wooster Oilers assistant GM Valentino Hernandez


For more information about the League, go to USPHL.com or email: info@usphl.com

MATT MINTUN TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER SEASON WITH CHEROKEE
Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee are proud to announce that defenseman Matt Mintun will
return for his second season with team. The Ottawa Hills Ohio native dressed in forty three
games last season.

The 17 year old scored one goal (the game winning overtime goal in Toledo’s first game of
the season at Cincinnati) he also added three assists for four points in his rookie season.

“We are very excited to have Matt return for another season for us, as a young guy last year
he gained a tremendous amount of experience playing in all situations and as the season went
on you could really start to see his game development. We except Matt to play an even bigger
role for us in the upcoming season.” Said GM/Head Coach Kenny Miller.

Mintun joins forward Spencer Sandberg as the first two players to commit to the Cherokee for next
season. “Our coaching staff is really putting in the work recruiting high character guys and
having players like Matt and Spencer committed to our group is a great starting point for
our organization.” Added Miller.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee regarding tryouts and news watch this website.

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TOLEDO CHEROKEE LOOKING FOR BILLET FAMILIES
(2018-19 SEASON)

The Toledo Cherokee are looking for billet families for the upcoming season 2018-2019.
A Billet Family opens their home to selected players in order to give them a safe and
stable environment while they are away from their own homes. Our players are between ages
16 and 20. For many of them this is the first time away from home, making it essential
that they are comfortable with who they are staying with. We would like to have many
options when placing our players with a family. Most players have transportation
of their own and if they do not we place them with another player who does. The players
must be going to school or working.

The players will arrive in late August and stay until the end of March.

Billet families receive a stipend each month of $325.00 from each player they are housing
to help offset the additional food and utility expenses of the household.

If you would be interested in additional information in becoming a Billet Family, please
email General Manager/Head Coach Kenny Miller at kmiller@macombgroup.com or Vice President/Director
of Finance Carey Manders at cmanders2@bex.net.

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SANDBERG TO RETURN FOR SECOND SEASON WITH CHEROKEE
(WILL WEAR “C” FOR TRIBE)


Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee are proud to announce that forward Spencer
Sandberg will return for a second season with team. The Fort Wayne
IN native was the only member of last year’s team to suit up in all forty seven games.

The 18 year old scored thirteen goals and added twenty one assists for thirty
four points in his rookie season. Sandberg finished third on the team in scoring.

“As a coaching staff we are extremely excited to have Spence back for another season,
he is a guy that has great character and plays hard at both ends of the rink.
We accept Spencer to have a big year for us.” Said GM/Head Coach Kenny Miller

The team also announced Sandberg will serve as team captain for the 2018-19 season.
He replaces former Cherokee Tristin Snyder who wore the “C” for two seasons.

“Since we have been here as a coaching staff we have had some great captains come
thru the doors and I believe Spencer has everything it takes to be both a leader
on and off the ice.” Added Miller.

The Cherokee begin play in September. For more information on the Cherokee
regarding tryouts and news please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com<

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For more information on the Cherokee send an E-Mail to Head Coach Kenny Miller at: kmiller@MacombGroup.com