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Cleveland: Bring them to the 'Hoov'

September 17, 2011

By Tony Sposit,

In just about 24 hours Cleveland hockey returns for another great season with flare and style. The lights are back, the music is refreshed, the cameras are ready and the team is pumped to bring the 2011-12 NA3HL Season to Cleveland, Ohio.

“We have to concentrate on our team and not be concerned about how we play the other team,” said Head Coach and GM of the Lumberjacks Bob Jacobson. When asked about the veterans on this year’s team Bob said, “I have always been big on proving yourself on the ice, and that is the leadership I am looking for from the veterans this weekend.”

The Toledo Cherokees come into this weekend with a record of 1-1-0 having lost their last game to Queen City. Cleveland takes on this battle in virtually the same situation, a 1-1-0 record having lost their last game to Metro.  Bottom line is both teams are ready to play and win. This will make for a great weekend of hockey at Hoover Arena.

Saturday, September 17th, 2011 – 9:00 PM @ Hoover Arena
Sunday, September 18th, 2011 – 1:30 PM @ Hoover Arena

What to look for:
According to Coach Bob Jacobson, the boys have had a good week of practice and are ready to take on this challenge.  Watch for a big effort from the Jacks goaltending and an even bigger effort from the Defense as Toledo is typically a quick skating team and has no issues walking the best of defenses.

The Challenge:
Cleveland faced Toledo in preseason battles and took a loss. This could give Cleveland and advantage as Toledo may not be expecting the Cleveland team that will show up.

Be There:
The game will be streamed live on FASTHockey tomorrow night starting at 8:45 with the Junior Tiers Pregame Show. There are still great seats available as well for the opener which starts at 8:30 with the warm ups and pregame activities.

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