Melton moves on up to Wichita

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – After a five point weekend, Frankie Melton is the next Marksmen to be called up to the ECHL. Melton will be joining the Wichita Thunder.

Melton, 22, joined the Marksmen a few games into the 2019-2020 season after his collegiate career at Ferris State. Since joining the Marksmen, Melton earned his way to 12 point (9G+3A) production effort in 16 total games in the fox sweater.

The St. Louis, MO native played an integral part for the Marksmen offense, making an impact almost immediately after joining the team. The winger was  a powerplay staple while providing offense on every line he played on through his time under Head Coach Jesse Kallechy.

“Frank is a gifted offensive player and an extremely hard worker. On and off the ice, we loved having him in Fayetteville.” said Kallechy “We wish the best for Frank as he gets his spot in the ECHL.”

For the Marksmen, Melton is the ninth player called up to the ECHL – tenth call-up overall of the season for the team.

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