Category: News

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

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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