With mid-season call ups, and a interim coaching change, there are plenty of new faces in new roles for the Fayetteville Marksmen this week. In just 12 days of February the Marksmen have seen some significant moves on and off the ice. Here is a quick run down of the month's transactions
1. Who's New
Justin Daly from Roanoke Rail Yard Dogs and Blue Ridge Bobcats Troy Kobryn resigned Frankie Trazzera from the Elmiria River Sharks Nick Parody from the Rapid City Rush Hayden Hulton traded from the Macon Mayhem
Ryan Kenny returns from the Reading Royals Michael Paterson-Jones signed Tristan Reed called up from Charlotte Rush Roni Salmenkangas from RoKi in the Finnish Mestis League Kyle Sharkey will serve as Interim Head Coach Skate Skalde signed from the Knoxville Icebears Tyler Kobryn returned from the Florida Everblades
2. Who's On The Move
Justin Michaelian to the Reading Royals Troy Kobryn to the Tulsa Oilers Anthony Yurkins to the Reading Royals
And plenty of Fayetteville Marksmen fans got to see these new faces Saturday as Operation Sellout packed over 7,400 fans with a 3-1 win on Saturday at the Crown Coliseum.
Dalton Hunter got things started for the Marksmen as he finished finished off a feed at the side of the net from Skate Skalde and Jestin Somero. Macon answered just one minute and 25 seconds later. Late in the period the Mayhem would find themselves in penalty trouble. Dalton Hunter was trying to make some moves on an penalty but was stopped on a penalty shot opportunity, but the Marksmen scored shortly after another powerplay. Tyler "Wheel" Barrow sent a puck into the top of the net with under three minutes left in the period after Matt Araujo and John Moncovich set him up him from the point. The Marksmen took a 2-1 lead and 17-11 shot advantage into the second period.
The 2nd period saw more success from the hometown team, and near the halfway point, the powerplay Connor "Fries in the Winter, Fries in the Summer" Fries assisted Justin Daly who sniped in Fayetteville’s third of the game. The Marksmen extended their shot totals to a 36-20 lead and powered to a 3-1 lead heading into the final frame.
Neither side would light the lamp in the third, and Ryan Kenny secured the win with 11 additional saves for a game-total of 32.
The win completed Fayetteville's season-series sweep of the Mayhem and kept the Marksmen squarely in second place in the SPHL standings.