MACON, GA – Fayetteville would get a full week rest between games, and have the benefit of just a one game weekend as they traveled down to the Mayhem.
The night would start off successfully for the third-place Marksmen, as leading-scorer Brian Bowen would do Brian Bowen things – score goals. He struck for his eighth of the season with 17:32 to go in the first period, but the momentum would not continue in the period for Fayetteville. Danny Cesarz and Daniel Perez would take advantage of a high-shooting period, and find paydirt twice to give the Mayhem a lead heading to the first intermission, outshooting the Marksmen 12-10.
Period two was where the Marksmen would separate from the pack. After a slow first half of the period, Brian Bowen would snipe a puck top shelf to knot the game up – his ninth of the year. This would open the floodgates, as Max Cook and Don Olivieri would find goals in the following minute and a half. Suddenly, Fayetteville would find themselves ahead in the game 4-2, despite their 0/5 mark on the man-advantage. The score would hold to the end of the second period, with Fayetteville outshooting the Mayhem 12-4.
In a mad-dash third period, with plenty of chippy play, the Mayhem would strike early from Cesarz once again. 18:46 would remain in the game as the Mayhem would finish 2/3 on the power play, but this would be as close as the team would come to comeback. A strong continued press from the Marksmen offense and from goaltender Blake Wojtala would give the Marksmen just enough to take their sixth win on the road of the season, 4-3 over Macon.
The Marksmen return home to take on the defending President’s Cup champion Huntsville Havoc in an exciting two game series. More details on that can be found below.
The Marksmen head home before the Holiday Season on December 13 at 7 P.M. for FIRST RESPONDERS / HOMETOWN HEROES NIGHT (pres. by Paddy’s) and on December 14 at 6 P.M. for A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS / SOCKS AND UNDIES TOSS.
First Responders / Hometown Heroes Night (pres. by Paddy’s) on Friday, December 13 is our way of saying Thank You to all the public servants in our community who keep us safe everyday. With discounted tickets for First Responders, Vehicles in front of the Crown, and much more, it’ll be a night for celebrating everyday heroes.
A Peanuts Christmas / Socks and Undies Toss on Saturday, December 14 is our final game before Christmas, and we’re making it a full Holiday celebration! With Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Santa Claus in the building, the return of our 1-2-3 Concession Specials (pres. by Adam’s Beverages), one-night-only specialty jerseys, a Post-Game Skate with the Players, and of course, our NEW Socks and Underwear Toss on the ice after our FIRST goal of the night, it’s truly the perfect way to send you into the Christmas season.
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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.