Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee proud members of the USPHL Premier Division have announced the release of the 2019-2020 schedule as well as special event nights for the Cherokee.
This year's home opener will be in conjunction with the annual GTAHA Day against the Detroit Fighting Irish on Saturday September 14th at 7:00PM.
"GTAHA day is a big event for all of the Cherokee teams and it is an honor to be the last game of the day as we open our home schedule." Said head coach Kenny Miller
All Cherokee home games will be played on Friday and Saturday nights with all games starting at 7:00PM
The Cherokee will once again skate in the Great Lakes Conference. The division has added two new expansion teams to make up a seven team division. The Columbus Mavericks and the Lake Erie Bighorns join the Metro Jets, Lansing Wolves, Pittsburgh Vengeance, Wooster Oilers and the Cherokee.
Toledo will play twenty-two home games at the Team Toledo Ice House during the season, while playing twenty-two games on the road. Toledo will also play four out of division games throughout the season when they host the Detroit Fighting Irish and Motor City Hockey Club playing one game each in those team's buildings.
Another special night will be held on Saturday February 1st when the Cherokee take on the Columbus Mavericks in the annual "SAP GAME". Ken "SAP" Miller was co-owner of the Team Toledo Ice House and Cherokee team President before he passed away in February of 2015.
"This game is very special to not only my family but the entire hockey community and we are excited to announce this year's date for the SAP game." Added Miller
The Cherokee will also play in twelve showcase games this season.
The Cherokee will travel to Fraser MI in October for the first annual Great Lakes Conference Showcase where members from the Great Lakes Division will play against members from the Midwest East Division, Toledo is slated to play the MJDP Jets, Chicago Cougars, Decatur Blaze and the Fort Wayne Spacemen. Games will be played the weekend of October 11th thru October 13th.
Toledo will also head to Chicago for the Christmas showcase in December. The Cherokee will play against the following teams the Midwest Blackbirds, Steele County Blades, Minnesota Mullets and the Rochester Vipers. Games will be played December 19th thru the 22nd.
The final showcase the Cherokee will attend will be held in Boston for the USPHL Winter Showcase. Toledo will play against the Buffalo Thunder, Charleston Colonials, Florida Junior Blades and the Junior Bruins.
The team also announced the Cherokee golf outing will take place on Saturday August 24th at Giant Oak golf club as well as their annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser that will be held on Saturday November 9th at the Toledo Speedway Banquet Hall.
For the complete 2019-2020 Cherokee game schedule please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com<http://www.cherokeehockey.com> and click on the schedule tab.