Marksmen sign Merritt Oszytko for the 2023-24 season

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville Marksmen, proud members of the SPHL, have signed forward Merritt Oszytko for the 2022-23 season. 

Oszytko, 25, played 24 games for Grant MacEwan University during the 2023-24 season and put up 17 points (5G+12A). 

“Merritt has a ton of high-level junior hockey as well as NCAA experience,” said Head Coach Ryan Cruthers. “When I was recruiting at the NCAA level, I came to love the AJHL and Merritt played over 150 games in that league. He had a great last season of college hockey, and we expect him to build on that.” 

Prior to his college career, Oszytko played for the Sherwood Park Crusaders and Fort McMurray Oil Barons in the AJHL, where he recorded a combined 116 points (77G+69A). The 6’2” Edmonton, Alberta, native played his first four college years at RIT. 

“He is a big body that has the ability to create offense for himself and his teammates,” said Cruthers. 

The Marksmen will take to the ice on Saturday, Oct. 21 vs. Roanoke in the season’s home opener. 

Single-game tickets are now on sale at 

With the addition, the 2023-24 Marksmen roster sits at twelve announced players: 



Connor Fries 

Grant Loven 

Brennan Feasey 

John Moncovich 

Ty Readman 

Mitchell Hale 

Jack Patterson 

Merritt Oszytko 



Nick Parody 

Brad Jenion 

Joey Berkopec 



Michael Herringer