Cherokee

2017-2018 TIER I-A Champions

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Charles Banquier scored in the shootout as Moorestown defeated Cherokee 3-2 and advanced into the SJHSHL Finals. The Chiefs will now face Washington Township in an elimination game with the winner playing Moorestown in the finals. Jacob Bianchi gave Cherokee a 1-0 lead at the seven minute mark with Dustin Patterson and Connor Ray getting the assists. Moorestown would tie the game at 1-1 as Christian Romeo scored just twenty three seconds later. 

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Andrew Lavdas stopped all 30 shots as Cherokee opened defense of their title with a 4-0 win over Washington Township. Arguably one of the hotter teams coming into the playoffs Township had won seven out of their last eight and was averaging almost six goals per game, but tonight Lavdas shut them down. Defensively the Chiefs were getting back and clearing any rebounds, but on several point blank shots Lavdas came up big. Darren Ambrose led the offense scoring two goals. The Chiefs broke through late in the first period on a great set up from Sam Libetti and Jeremy Ambrose who fed Jack Ellis in front and he deposited his shot into the net for a 1-0 lead.

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Jake Frankenfield scored eighteen seconds into overtime to give Team Simmonds a 5-4 win over Team Giroux in the Junior-Senior showcase game played at the Skate Zone in Voorhees last night. Frankenfield had two goals on the night and won the game’s MVP, donated and presented by Training Aspects Ki Vaks and Rob Jost. Team Giroux took a 2-0n lead on goals by Austin Wilk and Sam Libetti. Team Simmonds would respond with goals from Ryan Feist late in the first period and seconds later a tying goal by Anthony Poppalardo. Team Simmonds would take a 3-2 lead as Mike Liberty from Mainland would score in the second period.

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The draft was held last night for the Junior-Senior Showcase game which will be held this Sunday night at the SkateZone in Voorhees at 7:25. Coach McKay from Cherokee won the right to pick first and he choose Jeremy Ambrose. Coach Glick selected Sam Libetti; it was the first time that two players from the same team, Cherokee were picked first by each team. Listed below in order are the teams, Team Simmonds is Coach McKay and Team Giroux is Coach Glick:

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Senior captain Jeremy Ambrose scored with 36 seconds left in the game to give Cherokee a 2-1 win over rival Moorestown in late game action in Voorhees. The win gives the Chiefs the number one seed heading into the tournament. Moorestown is four points behind with one game left, the Chiefs have completed their regular season. Sam Berger scored the only goal of the first period as the Chiefs led 1-0, Moorestown would have a few power play opportunities but Chiefs goalie Andrew Lavdas kept them at bay.

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Since being elevated to play on the top line, sophomore forward Jack Ellis has produced especially tonight as he recorded a hat trick to pace Cherokee over Williamstown 10-0 in Friday night action played at Hollydell. Mike Andes and Jake Kelley added two goals each and Jeremy Ambrose added a goal and three assists. Andes and Kelley scored goals eight seconds apart early in the first period as the Chiefs took a 2-0 lead. Two late goals in the period, one by Ellis and the other by Dustin Patterson, both coming with the Chiefs down a man, had the lead to 4-0.

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The nominees for the 2018-2019 Junior-Senior Showcase game have been released. The game will be played on Sunday, January 27th at the Voorhees Skate Zone at 7:00. Tickets are $5. On Thursday, January 24th we will conduct a live draft on SJIceHockey.com beginning at 7:00. The coaches will be Scott McKay from Cherokee and Mike Glick from Washington Township. Each coach must select at least one player from each team. Please come out and support these players! Congratulations to all the nominees. Here are your 2018-2019 nominees...

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Jack Ellis and Sam Berger each scored two goals and Jeremy Ambrose added four assists as Cherokee defeated Kingsway 7-3 at Hollydell on Friday night. Coupled with the Vikings loss to Moorestown the Chiefs now have a four point lead in the division. Ellis, elevated to the first line with the Chiefs missing some top players, performed well, scoring the first two goals of the game on feeds from Ambrose, with the goals coming in the first five minutes. Offensively the Chiefs out-shot Kingsway 48-13.

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Brendan Forrest scored twice and Cherokee built a 3-0 lead and held off a charging Township team for a 4-3 win at Hollydell right before the Christmas break. After a scoreless first period, Forrest would connect in the opening minute of the second period as the freshman forward would get his third of the season. Sam Berger would make it 2-0 eight minutes later and Forrest would connect for his second of the night just thirty seven seconds later and the lead was 3-0. Township would capitalize on the power play in the final two minutes as Chad Castorina scored to cut the lead to 3-1.

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Coming off their first loss of the season on Friday night to Shawnee, Cherokee bounce back with a 5-3 victory over the Eastern Vikings on Monday night at Voorhees. Jake Frankenfield led the offense with two goals. Conor Riley gave the Vikings a 1-0 lead at the eight minute mark of the first period. Just over one minute later Frankenfield would get the tying goal on a feed from Darren Ambrose. Early in the second period Cherokee would take a 2-1 lead on Patrick Dugan’s first goal of the season. Five minutes later Dustin Patterson would connect for his second goal of the season and the Chiefs took a 3-1 lead into the third period.

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