Goehring and Kenny Help Marksmen Sweep Weekend

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Todd Goehring ate his Wheaties Friday as he helped his new team put away the Knoxville Ice Bears in Knoxville.  Back home on Saturday night, the Marksmen repeated a 5-2 win over the Ice Bears on Pro Wrestling Night in Fayetteville.  A 4-0 shutout from Ryan Kenny capped the weekend sweep for the Fayetteville Marksmen.

In his first game as a Fayetteville Marksmen, Todd Goehring scored and had two assists as the team took  a 5-2 win over the Knoxville Ice Bears on the road at the  Knoxville Civic Coliseum Friday.

Tyler Kobryn took a rebound to the back of the net off the goaltender’s pad at 2:20 in the frame to kick off the scoring for Fayetteville. Two minutes and 21 seconds later, Fayetteville put another one in as Goehring got the secondary assist feeding it to Cam Cook before he assisted Max “Bang Bang Maxwell’s Silver” Johnson. Knoxville answered with a goal of its own in the final five minutes, but the Marksmen held onto their 2-1 lead which would stand until the 3rd period.

It was the Goehring, Cook , and Johnson show again in the third making it 3-1 at 3:29.. Matt Araujo grabbed a Knoxville dump-in and dished it to Cook who then sauced it to Goehring who slapped it home a snap-shot from the high slot to make a 4-1 game at 7:19. One more goal from Simon Boyko with help from Nick Parody and Kyle Soper would put the game out of reach for the K-town Icey Bruins.  Marksmen goalie Conor O’Brien blocked 26 of the 28 he faced in the 5-2 win.

Mick Foley of WWE fame joined the Marksmen for Pro Wrestling Night at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville and the Marksmen sure did have a nice day with a second 5-2 win over the Knoxville Ice Bears in as many days.

Knoxville scored the only goal of the first but Marksmen Billy Jerry tied it up earlier in the 2nd. Todd Goehring would net one for Fayetteville to make things 2-1 for the hometown guys.

Brendon Michaelian and John Moncovich each belted one for Fayettevile in the third before Knoxville would pull to within 2 on a power play goal. Answering right back was Simon Boyko with his own PPG that would prove to be the game winner.

Sunday saw Marksmen fans head home with promotional tacos and chicken sandwiches on the first Salute To Service Sunday having seen a 4-0 shutout from Ryan Kenny in Fayetteville.

Halfway through the opening frame, Fayetteville’s Matt  Araujo would score his first of the season. The 1-0 score would last until the 10:07 mark of the second when Conner “Fries in the Summer, Fries in the Winter” Fries would score his first of the season making it 2-0 for the guys in green.

A powerplay goal from from Tyler Kobryn midway through the 3rd with help from Grant “Mc”Loven would set things out of reach for the Pensacola Ice Flyers. But “Mc”Loven  was not through just yet. With a little help from Connor Fedorek, he would tally his first of the season and put the chalks on the tires for the Ice Flyers.

Ryan Kenny, who was traded by Pensacola, faced and blocked all 25 shot his former team put on goal for his first professional shutout.

Fayetteville takes the longest winning streak of the young SPHL season on the road November 10 and 11 against the Quad City Storm. The Marksmen will return back home Wednesday, November 15 for a 10 a.m. puck drop against the Knoxville Ice Bears on School Day Game.