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 led the Marksmen in points while being named to First Team All-SPHL.

Taylor McCloy, F – McCloy was named an alternate captain and led the league in +/-. McCloy ended this season with 42 points in 45 games played.

Blake Wojtala, G – In his rookie year, Wojtala put up a .920 save percentage over 28 games played. Wojtala was the Marksmen starting goalie for the majority of the season.

Shane Bednard, F – Bednard would make the All-Rookie team in the SPHL while putting up 37 points in his rookie year. Bednard took one ECHL call-up before finishing the season with the Marksmen.

Stathis Soumelidis, F – Acquired in a trade with the Macon Mayhem, the Czech native put up 5 points in 9 games played with the Marksmen this season. Soumelidis finished this season off strong after coming back from injury.

Alec Marsh, F – Marsh was one of the top rookies in the SPHL before taking call-ups to the ECHL. With the Marksmen, Marsh finished with 27 points in 34 games played.

Derian Hamilton, D – Hamilton was one of the Marksmen shut down defensemen this season. Hamilton earned two call-ups to different ECHL clubs throughout the season.

Drake Glover, F – After finishing his college career with the Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage, Glover came on strong putting up 6 points in 8 professional games.

Josh Victor, D –  The fan-favorite defensemen helped the Marksmen after being acquired in a trade with Quad City earlier in the year. Victor finished the year with 3 fights throughout the year.

Malcolm Hayes, D – Another fan-favorite defensemen who made his impact known in opening night, spent 17 games with the Marksmen before earning a call-up to the ECHL.

Christian Lloyd, D – While never playing a game for the Marksmen in the ’19-’20 season, Lloyd was brought in to help solidify the Marksmen defense before heading into the playoffs.

Tim Kielich, F – The utility forward ended his second season in Fayetteville with 21 points. Kielich was a key in the Marksmen special teams throughout the year.

Luke Stork, F – Stork was one of the most exciting Marksmen in the beginning of the season, with 16 points in his first 10 games. Stork would finish the season in the ECHL.



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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.