Category: News

State Restrictions Force Season Cancellation for Marksmen, Several SPHL Teams

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Due to state government restrictions with mass gatherings and the on-going coronavirus pandemic, the Fayetteville Marksmen – along with four other teams – have been forced to forgo the 2020-21 Southern Professional Hockey League season. This decision was finalized and released today by League officials, and unfortunately means there will […]

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Leading goal scorer Bowen, re-signs for 2020-21 season

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – After a season that saw Brian Bowen score 30 goals in a shortened season and make the All-SPHL First Team, Bowen is coming back to Fayetteville. The 6’0″, 220 lb goal scorer was acquired by Fayetteville in 2018 and the scoring did not stop. Brian was the leading goal scorer in the entire […]

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Fan-favorite Josh Victor returns to Marksmen for sophomore season

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – After a season that saw Josh Victor traded to Fayetteville, the defensemen would become a fan-favorite quickly. Following a successful rookie season, Josh Victor has re-signed with the Marksmen for the 2020-21 season. The 6’4″, 212 lb blue-liner was acquired by Fayetteville in a trade early in December of 2019. Victor became not […]

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Marksmen Honored as Southeastern United States Sports Team of The Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 1, 2020   FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – 2020 started as a year of high-expectations for the Marksmen, holding the best record in the Southern Professional Hockey League and having their eyes toward a closely contested battle for the league championships. While the hopes of raising banners in the Crown Coliseum faded […]

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Olivieri Onboard for Second Marksmen Season

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – After a successful first season in Fayetteville, D Donald Olivieri has re-signed with the Fayetteville Marksmen for the 2020-21 season. Olivieri marks the first veteran signing for the Marksmen, joining G Blake Wojtala and F Shane Bednard. With over 244 professional games and 138 points, Donald Olivieri has proved his worth at […]

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SPHL All-Rookie Team Bednard is Back for Sophomore Season

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – After an award winning season, F Shane Bednard has re-signed with the Fayetteville Marksmen for the 2020-21 season.   Bednard, 25, started his professional career with the Marksmen after a four year collegiate career at Bowling Green University. Bednard was one of the key cogs in the Marksmen first place season.   Finishing the […]

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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