FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Riding a hot scoring-streak to start his season with the Fayetteville Marksmen, leading-scorer Luke Stork has received a call-up to the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators; the first Marksmen moving up in the 2019-2020 season.
The 24-year-old Forward joined the Marksmen after spending the entirety of his first professional year in the ECHL, splitting time in 42 games between the Maine Mariners and Gladiators. During his time in Atlanta last season, the Ohio State alumni collected six points (2G+4A) in 26 games. Through nine games this season in Fayetteville, Stork already found himself with 12 points (7G+5A), including five goals in his last three games.
“I’m really excited to get back in the ECHL, it’s another opportunity to prove myself and show what I can bring. Fayetteville was a great time, I had the pleasure of meeting a ton of great people, playing with great player and having two great coaches,” said Stork “They helped me get back to the ECHL, and I couldn’t be more thankful!”
Marksmen Head Coach Jesse Kallechy commended the effort of Stork in his time with the Marksmen.
“Luke’s skill and ability to move the puck allowed him to have great success here, and his work-ethic made him a guy we loved to have on the ice. We expect him to continue producing and performing at the next level,” said Kallechy “Call-Ups are always exciting for the guys, and while we’d love to have Storky back, we hope he excels in Atlanta and earns a spot up there.”
In a corresponding move, the Marksmen announce the signing of rookie right-winger Darius Davidson from American International College (NCAA D1). The Surrey, BC native most recently played for the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Macon Mayhem in four games. Standing at 6’1″ & 196lbs, Davidson nearly-matches the physical disposition of Stork.
We wish the best for Storky in Atlanta, and welcome Darius Davidson to Fayetteville!
The Fayetteville Marksmen return to the Crown Coliseum for THANKSGIVING NIGHT at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 28, featuring a “Buy Two, Get One FREE” ticket special, appearance from Santa Claus, and a Post-Game Skate with the Players.
Two days later, the Marksmen finish the weekend hosting RACING NIGHT/POOCH PARTY (pres. by North Star Vet) at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 30. The day kicks off at 2 P.M. with the inaugural Marksmen Car & Truck Show (pres. by Redline Tire & Auto) with awards, Food Trucks, and much more. Following the Show, both Dog and Human are welcome into the Crown Coliseum for our game, with the return of our 1-2-3 Concession Specials with $1 Soft Pretzels, $2 Pepsi products, and $3 Bud Light 16 oz. Cans. You won’t want to miss it!
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