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Toledo Cherokee's Uckele Commits To Grand Canyon University

By Toledo Cherokee Staff, 05/03/22, 11:45AM EDT


The Toledo Cherokee of the Great Lakes Division in the USPHL Premier is proud to announce that Gavin Uckele will attend and play hockey at Grand Canyon University. Uckele will suit up for the ACHA D1 team.

The Blissfield, Mich., native joined the Cherokee after the new year and played in 12 regular season games scoring two goals and adding seven assists for nine points. In six postseason games, Uckele scored two goals and one assist for three points.  

“Gavin is a kid I’ve known since he was a little guy playing at the Ice House, so for us to have been able to add him late was great, not only for him and his family but for our team as well. He came in and added to an already deep D-core and helped us get back to the National Tournament for a second year in a row," said head coach Kenny Miller. 

Uckele joins Vincent Servizzi (Alvernia University), David Crandall (University of Toledo), Caleb Kneiding (Grand Valley State) and Nick Bernstein (Chatham) as members from the 2021-2022 Cherokee roster to commit to college.

“Gavin is a great kid that will do very well in school and in life after college, I am very happy for him and his family,” added Miller. 

Grand Canyon University is located in Phoenix Arizona. In 2018, the University was the largest private Christian school in the world with 25,000 students on campus and 90,000 online.

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