FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – 152 Southern Professional Hockey League games. 111 Points (50G+61A). A return to the SPHL.
Nearly a point-a-game player the last season he suited up as a pro, three-year SPHL forward Dave Williams joins the Marksmen following a season-long hiatus.
This time around, the 29-year-old’s reuniting with a pair of old friends – former Coach Jesse Kallechy, and former teammate Cory Melkert.
In his final season before his hiatus – the 2017-2018 season – the 6’1, 194 lb was an ironman, appearing in all 59 regular-season and playoff games for the Evansville Thunderbolts, putting up 54 points (21G+33A) in those 59 games. Prior to this, Williams had acquired 38 points (21G+17A) in 54 games played for the Thunderbolts (2016-2017), and 20 points (8G+12A) in 42 total games with the Huntsville Havoc (2015-2016).
Experience that will be heavily appreciated in a camp filled with possibility for young players, and will benefit a Marksmen team turning from a playoff team, to a playoff-contender.
Williams represents a changing-of-the-guard for the Marksmen; the exact Head Coach Jesse Kallechy has worked to turn Fayetteville into. With a truly veteran SPHL free agent choosing to come to the Marksmen, the team’s reputation starts to transition into a destination.
A presence like Williams heading to the Marksmen Training Camp will up the ante for young and returning players, and will continue the intensity of building the 2019-2020 version of the Marksmen.
Welcome to the Marksmen, Dave!
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