Details for Marksmen First Round of Playoffs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – For the first-time in Fayetteville Marksmen professional hockey club team-history, they play past game number 56, as they’ve officially made it to the Southern Professional Hockey League Post-Season.

The SPHL operates Round One of the playoffs with a unique-format (in its second year) known as the “Challenge Round”, where the top four seeds pick their opponent from the bottom four seeds for a best-of-three series. #2 Birmingham used its pick on the #8 Marksmen.

An interesting note in the battle against Birmingham is the history. Both of these teams, in their first-year last year, finished in the basement of the SPHL Standings – Birmingham as #9, and Fayetteville as #10. Now in year two, both teams have seen a phenomenal turn-around that has lead them to their first playoff-appearance.

The season-series between these two teams has proven to be a physical, intense one all-season-long, and nothing less can be expected when the puck drops for the do-or-die three-game series.

All the action kicks off in Fayetteville on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 P.M. for Game One at the Crown Coliseum. With home-ice advantage for the first-game, the Marksmen have a serious chance at stealing a win before heading down to Birmingham for games two & three (if necessary).

The Fayetteville Marksmen are offering $10 tickets ($20 Rinkside Seats) to ALL fans, with hopes of packing the Crown for the arena’s first playoff game since 2017. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Doors will open at 6 P.M., 5:45 for Season Ticket Holders (Full-Season Ticket Holders get into Round One’s game for FREE

Following the game, fans are invited to head to ice level for an open-skate for just $5 (incl. skate rental, if needed). Skate supplies are limited, so fans are recommended to bring their own.

After the game, the Marksmen and Bulls will race back to Birmingham in preparation for Game Two on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 P.M. (EST), and Game Three (if necessary) on Sunday, April 14 at 8:00 P.M. (EST). Both these games can be seen LIVE at On-After Sports Bar & Grub at our Home Away From Home Watch Party, on ($), or live-audio can be heard for free on with the Voice of the Marksmen, Shawn Bednard.

The Marksmen have clinched a spot in the SPHL Post-Season for the first time in Team History – and we want you there with $10 tickets! Keep up to date with playoff-seeding and game schedules on the Marksmen Media Network across our social media platforms.

If you’re interested in partnering up with the Marksmen organization, or hearing about our season ticket packages, group packages, mini-plans, or advertising benefits in-arena or with the broadcast, email Director of Digital Marketing and Media Shawn Bednard, or call the Marksmen Office at (910) 321-0123.


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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.