Marksmen outlast Roanoke 4-2

ROANOKE, Va. – The Fayetteville Marksmen, proud members of the Southern Professional Hockey League, outlasted the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs at Berglund Center on Friday night, 4-2.

After a scoreless first period, D-Jay Jerome opened the scoring for the Marksmen with his second goal of the season 4:03 into the period.

Less than two minutes later, Drake Glover crashed the net and scored on his own rebound to make it 2-0 Fayetteville.


Jason Pawloski was a stalwart in net, turning away 40 of 42 shots faced. Pawloski’s only goal allowed before the third period was a double-deflected point shot from Stephen Alvo.

Austyn Roudebush finished the game with a paltry 19 saves on 23 shots. Roudebush has not logged a win vs. Fayetteville since January.


Taylor McCloy socred late in the second period to make it 3-1 Marksmen, stopping a shot from Andrew Lane and taking one from point-blank range himself. McCloy leads the team in goals with three while Lane is a point-per-game player to this point.

On the penalty kill, the Marksmen were perfect including two kills late in the third period to salt the game away.


After Travis Broughman scored midway through the third period to make it 3-2, the Rail Yard Dawgs thought they had tied the game on a Mac Jansen goal.

However, the goal was disallowed because of goaltender interference as Broughman collided with Jason Pawloski skate-to-skate before the Jansen shot.

With 24 seconds left, Brian Bowen scored his 99th point as a Marksmen with an empty net goal.


The Marksmen head home to face an upstart Macon team who lost a heartbreaking game in Knoxville 3-2 tonight.

These two teams will square off against each other on Sunday, November 6 in Fayetteville to complete the weekend.