Category: News

Wojtala Signs On As First Marksmen of the 2020-2021 Season

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – After a stellar rookie season, goaltender Blake Wojtala has re-signed with the Fayetteville Marksmen for the 2020-21 season.   Wojtala, 26, was one of the only Marksmen to stay from Training Camp to season-end and was one of the cornerstones of the Fayetteville Marksmen’s first place season.   The Trenton, MI native […]

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SPHL Releases Statement Regarding 2020-2021 Season

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (July 28, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that it is targeting mid-to-late December for the start of the 2020-2021 regular season. “With the continued spikes in COVID-19 throughout the country and the challenges other sports are facing in their attempts to resume play, delaying our start to December […]

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Jesse Kallechy Hired as ECHL Assistant Coach; Melkert Named Head Coach

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - When Marksmen Head Coach Jesse Kallechy was hired in 2018, his opening statement to the Fayetteville community was of being "ready to hit the ground, build this team, and get a competitive group on the ice at the Crown". Two years later, Kallechy's track record would show over 50 victories, a playoff [...] Read More

Marksmen stay active within their community during corona virus outbreak.

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Marksmen stay active within their community during corona virus outbreak. The Marksmen pride themselves on being a community asset, allowing the community to come together and enjoy the amazing sport of hockey. However, when their season got cut short due to COVID-19, they made sure to continue to serve their community where […]

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Marksmen announce 2019 – 2020 Protected List

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Today the Fayetteville Marksmen announced their protected players list for the 2019-2020 season and the 2020-2021 off season. We retain the rights to these players throughout the 2020-2021 SPHL season.   Brian Bowen, F – Bowen led the SPHL in goals scored with 30 in his second year with the Marksmen. He also […]

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Kallechy Awarded SPHL Coach of the Year

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Leading the Marksmen from the basement of the Southern Professional Hockey League to finishing this shortened-season tied for first, second-year Head Coach Jesse Kallechy has been named the league’s Coach of the Year. A former player in the SPHL, Kallechy transitioned from player to coach with the Huntsville Havoc, where he worked as […]

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Marksmen Announce Inaugural Jersey Contest!

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Marksmen are proud to announce their inaugural jersey design contest; putting the fans first, by having them design AND choose a specialty jersey to be worn in the 2020-2021 season! The organization is excited to challenge its fans and designers all over the world to put their spin on the Marksmen […]

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Rule of Three: Building a Historic Season for the Marksmen, Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Anything worth doing, is worth doing right. A commonly-expressed mantra that, until actually shown in action, falls upon deaf ears. For the Fayetteville Marksmen, a three-year journey of this maxim was expressed in a truly tumultuous – and literal – uphill climb; starting year one as a near-historically bad team, to a seemingly […]

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