The Cherokee fall to the Xpress 5-4

The Toledo Cherokee's defense had a poor night, allowing the Southern Tier Xpress 41 shots throughout the game. The Southern Tier Xpress took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Joey Gerace.

Anthony Weinrich chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Noah Finstrom delivered for his team with 2 goals. Austen Zimmerman had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

In the first period, Mezsargs opened the scoring for the Xpress with a goal at 1:55 with a helper from his linemate Crowley. Zimmerman netted a goal at 5:36. Restle deposited a goal at 13:50 with a helper from Mock. Muecke put in a goal at 17:19 with an assist from defenseman Zimmerman.

In the second, Finstrom finally put the Cherokee on the board with a goal at 7:59 with assists from his teammates Snyder and Weinrich. Gerace answered for Southern Tier with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:51 with helpers from Pearson and Grant. Weinrich quickly followed with a goal at 11:59 with assists from Papaioannou and Snyder.

In the third period, Weinrich netted a goal at 3:20 with helpers from Sandberg and Snyder. Finstrom scored a goal at 9:39 with assists from Sandberg and Mintun.

This loss brings the Toledo Cherokee’s record to (12-33-1-0).