With the 2023-24 season kicking off Saturday, the Fayetteville Marksmen have set their official roster. For Marksmen fans, many of the names will be familiar, but the squad is has a lot of experience playing and playing together.
Simon Boyko makes his second SPHL roster having played 6 games with the Macon Mayhem last season as well as 5 games with the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. In 4 season of NCAA hockey, Boyko has netted 25 goals between D3 Aurora University and the University of Vermont.
Billy Jerry comes to the Marksmen with 35 games of ECHL experience last season. In 39 games with the Worcester Railers he racked up 9 points and 25 PIM.
Max “Bang Bang Maxwell’s Silver” Johnson makes the Marksmen’s roster having split last season with the Worcester Railers and Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. In 36 games, Johnson banged home 3. As an amateur, Johnson netted 53 goals on a 5 year career.
Jack Patterson returns to the roster having hit the ice in Fayetteville last year for 39 games. In that span he put up 19 points. At Ontario Tech University he recorded 55 points (27G+28A) in 122 games and served as captain in his final season.
In 5 games with the Marksmen last season, John Moncovich was a “point a night” producer. With 4 goals and 1 assist, Moncovich joined the team for the SPHL playoff run. Prior to Fayetteville, Moncovich played on the Utica College D3 team where he racked up an impressive 45 goals.
Grant “Mc” Loven also joined the Marksmen for their playoff run last season after the Canisius College season concluded. He too racked up a point a night pace with two goals and an assist in three regular season games. At Canisius College, in his last season he scored 12 points.
Straight from Aurora University where he scored 10 points over a 4 year career, Anthony Yurkins makes the Fayetteville Markman’s roster having been a solid fourth liner for the Spartans
Tyler Kobryn has bounced around ECHL rosters since the 2020-21 season when he broke in with the Tulsa Oilers. Since then, with the Atlanta Gladiators, Kalamazoo Wings, Indy Fuel and Reading Royals, Kobryn has amassed 13 goals.
Captain Connor Fries is back on the Fayetteville roster after a 2022-23 season that saw him score 10 points and accrue 42 PIM in 32 games.
Dalton Hunter rounds out the forwards roster for the Marksmen. Hunter joined the Marksmen for the last 7 games of last season and scored 3 goals
The Fayetteville Defensive unit is also heavy with familiar blueliners.
Nick Parody skated with the Marksmen last season after the D3 Elmira College season concluded. With the Soaring Eagles had 6 points, but was held scoreless with in Fayetteville
Last season at SUNY-Plattsburg, Matt Araujo had 10 assist and 4 points before joining the Marksmen for 9 games where he added another assist and a goal.
Over a 5 year NCAA career, Brendon Michaelian scored 49 points on three different squads.
Ryan Lieth returns to Fayetteville for his first full season on the roster. In 23 games with SUNY-Pottsdam last season, Michaelian tallied 16 points before heading south to the Marksmen for 12 games where he picked up 2 more points.
Connor Fedorek tallied 25 points in 29 games with D3 Utica College before hitting the ice for 11 games with the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings. With the Wings he added 4 points to his years total.
Kyle Soper has perhaps more SPHL time than any other skater on the Marksman roster. In 2021-22 he skated 46 games with the Macon Mayhem and notched 22 points before being loaned to ECHL Greenville and Tulsa. Last season, in 55 games with the Mayhem, he gathered 29 points.
Since 2020-21, Chays Ruddy has played for 4 ECHL teams, and one across the pond in England. In that period of time he has 13 points, and plenty of miles on his frequent flier account
Goalie Michael Herringer has made his way back on the Marksmen roster. In a 4 game tour with the Marksmen after his college season ended, his line read a respectable 1.33 GAA .955 S% with a record of 2-1-0
Troy Kobryn has a solid career at American International College where he kept it S% in the 800s for a four year career.
Opening night for the Fayetteville Marksmen is Saturday night against the Roanoke Rail Yard Dogs in Fayetteville. Single-game tickets are now on sale. Visit marksmenhockey.com to secure yours!
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