CHEROKEE SPLIT WEEKEND SET
(PICK UP THREE POINTS OUT OF FOUR)
Toledo OH: The Toledo Cherokee and the West Michigan Wolves split a two game set this past weekend.
On Friday the Cherokee skated to 4-3 shootout victory. Dustin Foran (Clinton Township MI) opened the scoring for Toledo, Darryl Kuchcinski (Temperance MI) and Jack Wood (Farmington Hills MI) assisted on the goal. EJ Gilbert (Dexter MI) would give Toledo a 2-0 lead, Anthony Weinrich (Toledo OH) and Brock Grandbois (Tecumseh ON) would draw assists on the goal. West Michigan would score two goals in the second period to tie the score heading into the intermission.
Midway thru the third period West Michigan would take a 3-2 lead before Teddy Tarvis (St. Charles IL) would score his first goal as a member of the Cherokee. Foran and Nick Nappi (Plant City FL) assisted on the game tying goal.
The game would go eventually go to a shootout where Ricky Kwapich (Toledo OH) would score the only goal in the shootout to give the Cherokee the win.
Adrian Morales (Monroe MI) made 36 saves and stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout to earn the win in goal for Toledo.
“I thought we had a really good first period, our second period wasn’t very good and in the third we found a way to get it tied and I am proud of the guys for battling and picking up the win.” Said head coach Kenny Miller
The Cherokee would drop the second game of the two game series in Battle Creek by a score of 3-2 on Saturday in overtime. Blake Mullins (Oregon OH) scored his first goal of the year, Kwapich and Wood assisted on the goal. Tarvis would score his second goal in as many nights to give Toledo a 2-0 lead Nolan Stanley (Boise ID) and Foran would assist on the goal. West Michigan would score two goals in the second period to tie the score at two. The game would go to overtime where West Michigan would score to take the 3-2 win less than a minute into OT.
Roman Malkov (Yaroslavl RUS) made 30 saves in the loss.
“Our start wasn’t very good Saturday night. We need to make sure we start on time every night because this division is tough to play in when you are chasing the game.” Added Miller
The Cherokee return home this weekend with a two game set against the Cincinnati Thunder. Friday the puck will drop at 7:00PM at the Team Toledo Ice House.
On Saturday the Cherokee will be hosting our 2nd annual Sap Remembrance game in honor of Coach Miller’s father: Ken “Sap” Miller. The team will be wearing special jerseys made for this game and will be auctioned off by a silent auction that evening. We will also have 50/50 raffle, Sap T-Shirts for sale and a special appearance by the Toledo Cherokee ADM Learn to Play team who will be scrimmaging between periods. Face off is at 7:00PM
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