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  1. 5 points
    Wow... Let's give the guy a chance. As already stated I don't think things here could get much worse. I am sure the senior players had a lot to do with the move to replace the coach but even more so was Esposito's stats. Granted he was in a bad situation as well but I also feel he didn't improve it much if any at all. I'm just saying be somewhat positive be it good better or worse he is gonna be with us through the remainder of the season lets not beat him down before we give him an opportunity to see what he has got. I have lived in Fayetteville my whole life and I know we are a town of hard asses and we want what we want. Well come to the games and beat on the glass and hoot and holler till the whole town hears what you got to say and fire this damn team up....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 5 points
    While there wasn't any scoring don't know how anyone can call this game boring. I thought it was well played by both teams and both teams goalies were great tonight. Glad we got the win in the shootout, could have done without giving the Bulls a point though
  3. 4 points
    Another beauty. Witzel is on fire. No way he doesnt win player of the week. He has been playing his butt off!!! Now we are 10-8-1 and on a 4 game win streak since Coach Bremner has taken over. I know he doesnt like taking any credit but who in the world would have thought we would have a winning record with this team after a coaching change, with how we were playing? Im so proud of these guys, how they have bought into his system and seem to really be coming together. Its incredible and like night and day how our defense plays. We have been holding shots way down. I was a huge critic on Ben Bauer but he has been coming through. Riley Spraggs has been impressing me with how physical he has been playing. I thought tonight he was hitting everybody!!! Just cant say enough about Brad Barone, not sure how you can take him out of net how well he is playing. My only bad dilemma now is if we start getting some callups back, who in the world would we ever get rid of? I cant name one guy now that hasnt earned his spot on this team. Love watching this team play now and cant wait til next weekend. GO DAWGS!!!!
  4. 4 points
    There is a saying in life,,,"The truth always hurts".... We don't like to hear it but we all knew it before Phil unloaded that statement of not having the horses. If players resent the truth they would not be on my team for long, The Marksmen skill level just does not match other teams in the SPHL...Plain & simple! We have had lots of time to make changes but frankly I beleive that no one wants to play here now after the $--T SHOW of a season thus far !!!
  5. 3 points
    I think you guys will be happy with Porter. He works his butt off from puck drop to whistle every game. He is not explosive or flashy on offense but he is a good passer. He will hit somebody in a second. If he needs to he will mix it up or protect a teammate. He can play D in a pinch. To me it seems he is the type of player Bremner is building his team around.
  6. 3 points
    I absolutely agree. My initial thought was, you have got to be kidding me, but after having some time to digest the moves and really think about it I believe this will end up paying off for us in the long run. As far as those losing it on Facebook one of them is Mueller's sister so I would take her opinion with a grain of salt, and most of the other complaints are more emotional than anything else. I find myself constantly having to remind my wife to not get to attached to any individual players because turnover is a huge part of minor league hockey, that's a lesson I think a lot of our fans still need to learn.
  7. 3 points
    Unqualified for a struggling team in the SPHL? 2017 Asst Coach ECHL Indy Fuel 2016-17 Head Coach Alabama 2013-16 Asst Coach SPHL Columbus Cottonmouths 2012-13 Asst Coach SUNY Canton I'm not sure I see the huge separation between him and an FHL retread. The season is almost over, so you aren't going to be bringing any HOFers out to finish the year. Why not try out a young guy to see if he could be your coach for the future?
  8. 3 points
    For what it's worth, I did a quick pull of the data from SPHL transactions, and filtered out all the returned. I noticed one error in their data and removed it, but there's always the chance for more. Shamelessly stealing RH's original table with updated #s: TEAM Current Callups Who Haven't Returned (2/20) Pensacola 11 Macon 9 Mississippi 8 Peoria 7 Evansville 7 Fayetteville 7 Roanoke 6 Knoxville 6 Birmingham 5 Huntsville 4 Obviously, just the current number of callups doesn't tell the whole story, but it's interesting nonetheless. ECHL apparently likes a lot of what they're seeing from the SPHL guys this year. Update: I couldn't help myself, and I totaled up the number of days a player has been with an ECHL team totaled for each SPHL. I used SinBin callup page to derive the results. Know that I didn't correct for trades, I think there were only a couple effected players anyway. Pensacola - 692 Evansville - 526 Fayetteville - 482 Peoria - 462 Macon - 459 Mississippi - 386 Roanoke - 323 Birmingham - 278 Knoxville - 274 Huntsville - 165 Digging just a bit further, I broke out each person who was gone for 60+ days (sorry I haven't combined multiple trips - ostensibly I have a job to do). Connor Reilly (RW) Birmingham 89 John Rey (D) Birmingham 73 Jeremy Brodeur (G) Evansville 119 Jackson Leef (C) Evansville 66 Blake Thompson (D) Evansville 100 Justin MacDonald (LW) Evansville 73 Tyler Deresky (RW) Evansville 65 Sean Robertson (D) – 2 Fayetteville 110 Max Cook (RW) Fayetteville 86 Travis Jeke (D) Fayetteville 70 Kent Patterson (G) Fayetteville 63 Evan Neugold (D) Knoxville 75 Chris Joseph (D) Macon 86 Don Olivieri (D) Mississippi 73 Vytal Cote (D) – 2 Mississippi 85 Daniel Tedesco (LW) Mississippi 79 Derek Sutliffe (RW) Mississippi 79 Sean Bonar (G) – 2 Pensacola 100 Phil Bushbacher (LW) Pensacola 89 Alex Pompeo (D) Pensacola 88 Brian Morgan (C) Pensacola 70 Mark Bennett (RW) Pensacola 70 Mark Esshaki (D) Pensacola 68 Eli Lichtenwald (C) Pensacola 64 Geoff Fortman (D) Peoria 119 Nick Neville (D) Peoria 93 Joe Widmar (C) Peoria 61 Christian Horn (C) Peoria 61 Travis Armstrong (D) Roanoke 71 Mitch Vandergunst (RW) Roanoke 64
  9. 3 points
    Wow. Tough situation whenever you have to make in-season changes - especially two of them. I hope it works out for the Marksmen - lots of good people there and give the owners credit for trying to right the ship. Hope it works out.
  10. 3 points
    On a positive note Max Cook was activated from injured reserve by Norfolk if no one noticed.
  11. 3 points
    Congratulations: Thanks to @Oldcat "They found the leak."
  12. 3 points
    Another impressive victory. Cole finally got two goals to show for his speed and hard work. Spraggs again was the most physical player on the ice. 2 of his hits he laid the guy out. He might be the one impressing me the most. He has totally changed his game up and I love it. Barone was a beast in net again. I would just keep riding him til he loses one. Bronner is another one out there that has improved dramatically. I can't say enough about these players, coach, or whole team in general. Their isn't one player I would want to give up right now. Great game Dawgs!!! Let's do it again tomorrow and make it 6 in a row!!! Go Dawgs!!!
  13. 3 points
    is now posted on You Tube. It's just as good watching it on tape as it was in person. The fact that he finally was able to pick up Sova's stick - which is 6 inches longer than his own, and then score with it makes it even more amazing. What an effort by that young man. Nice job, Eric
  14. 3 points
    This Forum reminds me of the LA icegators with all the internal bickering going on. Can we all just get along and allow all comments no matter if it's positive or negative? That's what this forum is for. Fans voicing thier opinions.
  15. 3 points
    Well if you guys do change coach again you better pick a good one that finally sticks. It doesnt look very good having 3 coaches in a 1 year period. Especially to a potential coach who wants job stability and a real chance at trying to coach. Have to show the coaches that you are willing to give them a chance. Not sure how firing a coach a few games in the season and then if you happen to fire this one at the end of your season is doing that. Yes, they arent doing well but this coach didnt recruit most of his players. Maybe he just needs a chance to put his own team together? Or maybe not. But what kind of coach is going to want to uproot his family to come coach a team that continually keeps rotating coaches? Roanoke's new coach hasnt came in and changed his whole team. He has recruited a few guys from the FHL who have fit well with his system. Eric Witzel, Matt Beer, Taylor Love, and Cameron Bakker. He got one from waivers in Darius Cole. So he is basically doing what he is doing with the same talent on the team. We are just lucky the players are buying into him and so far they seem to be striving. Either way im rooting for you guys to turn things around, I know it sucks losing.
  16. 3 points
    Another awesome game. Eric Witzel has started to impress me. How about Sova losing his stick and Witzel giving him his? Then playing almost 3/4 of a 4 minute penalty kill before throwing a huge check, before picking up Sova's stick and scoring a breakaway shorthanded goal? Had to be one of the best and longest shifts ive seen all year. Also, great game by Barone coming in and shutting them down after going down 3-1 with Zenzola being taken out. Dawgs keep impressing me more and more every game. Lets hope we keep our 3 game winning streak going tomorrow. Go Dawgs!!!!!
  17. 3 points
    Many thanks to those who bid on jerseys, sticks, and ties. Special props to Wanda Amos, who plunked down 10K for Willigar's jersey, then gave it to a local Huntsville family who's a "NICU grad". Well over half a million dollars has been raised in the 12 years the Melissa George Night has been done! What progress has been made in just those 12 years. Believe me, when I was in residency back in the dark ages, the technology now is quite amazing, and these little ones surely need it. I can also tell you those NICU nurses and doctors are tremendous and have great skill- they take care of their charges incredibly well and for so long until the kids are ready to leave the NICU. I delivered a 23-week one in the ER a while back and the few minutes I had to manage that tiny patient until the NICU team came down was truly frightening for me, and humbling to see the way they immediately helped me and the staff in the "adult" ER and got that baby over to the NICU so quickly and expertly. We are blessed to have the high-quality NICU that we do at Huntsville Hospital, and to have the players, fans and staff to support the Melissa George Night at a Havoc game is a sweet added bonus. Doc
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Let's make the playoffs first, then we can sort all this out later.
  20. 3 points
    Very nice story. Has a few current and former SPHL players. https://theathletic.com/206515/2018/02/02/in-one-my-four-insane-days-trapped-in-minor-hockey-hell-with-the-brampton-beast/
  21. 3 points
    Tsaruk will not see anytime in goal unless Spano gets injured during the game. According to Esposito Patterson will be back in 2 to 3 weeks once a non-hockey related hand injury heals. - from today's Fayetteville Observer.
  22. 2 points
    You seriously have zero clue what you’re talking about. Bremner was an ACHA Asst when he got the job in Roanoke and he’s doing quite well. Bierchen was an Asst in SPHL for 3 seasons, a Head Coach at ACHA Alabama (Not Asst) and then an Asst at ECHL Indy. That’s actually VERY qualified to be SPHL Head Coach. Smh
  23. 2 points
    I won't mention my source but the players had a lot of input to his dismissal. It will happen in Pcola also unless he has changed his coaching style. Do you remember Matt Robertson of the antz? He refused to return after Bes was hired and played in the FHL. How many of our players from last season fled to Europe? If they knew Bes was leaving, they would have stayed. By the time they found out, they were already under contract.
  24. 2 points
    This guy isn't at all qualified. What a joke. The SPHL gong show continues.
  25. 2 points
    It's probably because there hasn't been anything good to comment on this season......
  26. 2 points
    Everyone has a different definition of "fan" apparently. Just voicing my opinion. Anyone is welcome to agree or disagree with it.
  27. 2 points
    Evidently you do since you continue to jump on this site when the team isn't winning.....its probably best if you stay off all SPHL and Marksmen social media. Wouldn't want you to have a heart attack. Be careful out there.
  28. 2 points
    Actually, late November would be a really difficult time to find any openings in hockey ops no matter what continent your search includes. But I reckon Mazzolini made the best choice for his own situation, and I wish him well. Not sure what the beer market is like around Anchorage, but a distributorship in the U.S. Midwest can be mighty lucrative if you're willing & able to put in the hours.
  29. 2 points
    Current 2017/18 totals as of the Chen transaction- 116 total call-ups (91 different players- some called up more than once) with 64 currently on loan. The SP has achieved its goal of becoming a developmental league. PEN is currently hit the hardest with 11 on loan while ROA is the lowest with 3 currently on loan.
  30. 2 points
    Good for him. There is a lot of money to made in his new line of work unlike the lowly job of coaching A level Pro hockey. The man was not given a legitimate chance as a hockey coach but it looks as if he has moved on.
  31. 2 points
    I sure as hell hope so antman, I sure hope so !!
  32. 2 points
    I for one would rather pay to see a competitive Fayetteville hockey team rather than a new shame screen....holy S--t !!
  33. 2 points
    Sucker? Look's like both set's of gloves's are off?
  34. 2 points
    The new ownership has done great for the entertainment, being able to watch replays and even had them on TV. The only thing left is to fix the team. I would start with a new coach next season that has coaching experience in our league or above and allow him to build his team for next season. I believe it will be much better next season. The ownership are diehard hockey fans and knows they need to work on a better team.
  35. 2 points
    Another 60 minute performance. The boys are playing so good. BHam took a loss tonight and we are now only 5 points behind Mississippi. Keep playing hard fellas!!
  36. 2 points
    Graves and Parisi on a roster that has Drobot. Looks like it's going to be a physical weekend in Peoria.
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    You mean NICK Mazzolini? Ryan's last name was Cruthers, former head of hockey ops. Either way, I am glad they both are gone.
  39. 2 points
    We hope he stays in the E. He deserves the opportunity.
  40. 2 points
    Thanks Marksmen3519. At least all the dead horse beating and same old same old whining will all be on the same thread for now. All the STHs I know were missed in this ever so official "poll" that was taken. Maybe we can catch the next one...but, it still isn't our decision who to hire or recruit for ANY position. I'll just continue to stay positive over here and stay away from negativity. Oh...one more thing... GO MARKSMEN!!!
  41. 2 points
    Don't forget his Thursday game, a goal and assist! Then go back last game last week, amazing game winner in overtime. He is on fire.
  42. 2 points
    And more good news, courtesy of the Peoria Journal Star's Dave Eminian ...
  43. 2 points
    I like the Double-A, High-A and Low-A designations Pope came up with.
  44. 2 points
    I couldnt get the feed to work but Mike Campos posted the perfect video exactly starting it showing the Dawgs were not offsides. Im not seeing the goalie complaining too much either. Looks like he is just pissed he gave up the winning goal. Not to sure anyone would call that interference. Just screening the goalie it looks like to me. This doesnt show the telecast where the Knoxville player comes out complaining it looked like to me about the play being offsides. Check out @SinBinSPHL’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/SinBinSPHL/status/959988390899998722?s=09
  45. 2 points
    I watched the game on SPHL live. I was surprised to hear Eli Gold calling the game. He had Jerry "The King" Lawler with him for most of the 2nd period. Good stuff. On Klecha's 3rd goal, unless my eyes were deceiving me he went between his legs with the shot that beat the goalie on the mini breakaway. He needs to work on his celebration though because he popped the back of his head (thank goodness for helmets) on the top of the boards as he fell backwards. Agreed with other comments we are hitting B'Ham at the right time. Need a win tonight.
  46. 2 points
    I must add that the short (he's listed as 5-5 on the stat sheet) "Tini" (as the fans in section 218 call him) among his hat trick goals on "Jurassic Park night" had a T Rex goal- it was short-handed!
  47. 2 points
    Maybe he meant "bye tickets", what a lot of STH will be doing if things don't improve real soon !!!
  48. 2 points
    Only if it's game-worn by a really luscious hunk of a player.
  49. 2 points
    Or at least let the coach build his own team and not have to rebuild an earthquake.
  50. 2 points
    Never underestimate the power of "highly competitive fan voting" to do the unexpected.
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