Defenseman Derian Hamilton Called Up to ECHL

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The developmental abilities of the Fayetteville Marksmen once again get called upon, as rookie Defenseman Derian Hamilton receives a Call Up to ECHL Reading.

Hamilton, 25, spent the entirety of the season with the Marksmen, being an everyday defenseman in his 14 games played. In those games, the native of Port McNeill, BC collected seven points (0G+7A) and collected a +10. The alumnus of Penn State University (NCAA D1) collected 13 points (1G+12A) in 85 collegiate games, while posting a +18.

Head Coach Jesse Kallechy spoke of the ability of Hamilton, and his development in Fayetteville.

“Derian played a solid role for our defensive core, and definitely showed improvement from where he started with this team to now,” said Kallechy “We expect him to have success at the next level.”

This will be Hamilton’s second stint in the ECHL, after spending three games (0G+1A) with Norfolk after the end of his collegiate career. For the Marksmen, Hamilton will be the sixth player called up to the ECHL – seventh call up overall of the season for the team.

The Marksmen head home before the Holiday Season on December 13 at 7 P.M. for FIRST RESPONDERS / HOMETOWN HEROES NIGHT (pres. by Paddy’s) and on December 14 at 6 P.M. for A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS / SOCKS AND UNDIES TOSS.

First Responders / Hometown Heroes Night (pres. by Paddy’s) on Friday, December 13 is our way of saying Thank You to all the public servants in our community who keep us safe everyday. With discounted tickets for First Responders, Vehicles in front of the Crown, and much more, it’ll be a night for celebrating everyday heroes.

A Peanuts Christmas / Socks and Undies Toss on Saturday, December 14 is our final game before Christmas, and we’re making it a full Holiday celebration! With Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Santa Claus in the building, the return of our 1-2-3 Concession Specials (pres. by Adam’s Beverages), one-night-only specialty jerseys, a Post-Game Skate with the Players, and of course, our NEW Socks and Underwear Toss on the ice after our FIRST goal of the night, it’s truly the perfect way to send you into the Christmas season.


Follow the Marksmen on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest news and information surrounding the team. Search and follow “Marksmen Hockey” for behind-the-scenes content, player and coaches interviews, and much more!

The Fayetteville Marksmen are owned and operated by Union Pro Hockey Group and play their home games at Crown Coliseum. The Marksmen are a committed community asset, designed to provide premium entertainment to families and individuals in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.