CHEROKEE TAKE ON PITTSBURGH IN 1st ROUND OF PLAYOFFS
(GAME TWO SATURDAY AT THE ICE HOUSE)
Toledo OH – The Toledo Cherokee have clinched a playoff spot as the third seed in the East Division of the NA3HL, the Cherokee will play the number two seed Pittsburgh Vengeance this weekend in a best of three series.
“Our guys played well on Saturday night battling thru some adversity to get the win and lock down the third spot in the division” said head coach Kenny Miller
Game one of the series will be played on Friday evening in Pittsburgh face off is set for 7:30PM.
The two teams will then hit the ice on Saturday at the Team Toledo Ice for game two of the series at 7:00PM.
Game three (If necessary)will be played on Sunday afternoon back in Pittsburgh, face off for Sundays game will be at 4:30PM.
“This is a big series for us, we have worked all year to make the playoffs now it is a matter of us going on the road and trying to steal game one.” Added Miller
Toledo native Ricky Kwapich finished the season as the Cherokee leading scorer with 19 goals, 47 assists for 66 points. Team captain Tristin Snyder (Oregon OH) added 40 points on the season. Snyder, Anthony Weinrich (Toledo OH) and Will Delverne (Sylvania OH) were the only three players to suit up in all 47 games this season for Toledo. Brock Grandbois (Tecumseh ON) the youngest player in the division finished the regular season with 15 goals.
Goaltender Roman Malkov (Yaroslavl RUS) finished the year with a record of 15-8-0-1 in goal for the Cherokee.
Fans unable to attend the games this weekend can catch all the action at www.hockeytv.com
For more information on the Cherokee please visit our website at www.cherokeehockey.com
Game 1 Friday March 17, 2017 @ Pittsburgh face off is at 7:30PM
Game 2 Saturday March 18, 2017 VS. Pittsburgh face off is at 7:00PM (Home)
Game 3 Sunday March 19, 2017 @ Pittsburgh face off is at 4:30PM (IF NECESSARY)