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Posts posted by MarksmenManiac

  1. 1 hour ago, Harlan said:

    Worrell never played a regular shift in the NHL. He was a one-trick pony whose role in the game has all but disappeared. Please tell me what, exactly, he can teach young, skilled players.


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  2. 3 hours ago, Harlan said:

    Wow? Please. The guy was not a skill player and has absolutely zero coaching experience and doesn't seem to have a defined role within the staff.

    Talk about being a butthurt crybaby.  

    The guy played hockey at the highest level in the world!  If he woulda played in the SP, he woulda been the best player to ever play in this league.  

    And he’s coming to Fayetteville to be an Asst Coach.  That means he’s bringing in valuable experience and he’s trying to learn and get better as a coach.  

    Go away Harlan, you’re embarrassing yourself.  

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  3. 23 hours ago, Arkham36 said:

    I'm posting here because I'm in Fayetteville and care what Marksmen fans think.

    A new SPHL team was announced, in (looks like the LA Ice Gators are moving to) Quad Cities, IA/IL.  I know professional sports generally have a hard time matching there name to their actual geographical location, but come on, SOUTHERN Professional Hockey League?  Evansville and Peoria were already a bit of a stretch, TaxSlayer Stadium in Moline, IL is 2 hours past Peoria, that means 16+ hours on a bus for the Marksmen.  Is the Midwest really that short on hockey leagues?

    This is an awful decision to bring this team in.  The travel is gonna be brutal.  

  4. 21 minutes ago, PlannedObsolescence said:

    from hockeydb.com

    Leo Thomas

    Center -- shoots R
    Born Dec 9 1981 -- Toronto, ONT 
    [36 yrs. ago] 
    Height 6.01 -- Weight 190 [185 cm/86 kg]

    Can you be African American if you’re from Canada? Maybe African North American?

  5. 47 minutes ago, PlannedObsolescence said:

    Mr Thomas is the first African-American head coach in SPHL history, but he's not the first African-American head coach in Macon; he's the third:

    First was John Paris, Jr:

    Pro Hockey's First Black Coach

    John Paris Jr.holds a special place in the annals of professional hockey. Not only was he the head coach of the 1994 Turner Cup champion Knights (after replacing Gene Ubriaco mid-season), but he was the first black professional hockey coach.

    John Paris Jr.He grew up in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the son of lifelong hockey man John "Buster" Paris Sr. and the brother of hockey players. His pro career, as an undersized wing, went as far as nine games with the Eastern Hockey League's Knoxville Knights; he played extensively in the Canadian junior and senior systems, and then went in to coaching with the Granby Bisons of the Quebec Major-Junior League.

    John Paris Jr.His results were indifferent, hovering around .500 with a variety of QMJHL teams. He was hired to coach the Atlanta Fire Ants, the roller hockey team owned by Knights management, for the 1994 summertime season. That placed him in Atlanta with the Knights as the right man in the right place at the right time.

    With just 17 games to go in the regular season, the Knights head coach, Gene Ubriaco, was promoted to chief scout by the Knights' NHL affilliate in Tampa Bay. General manager Joe Bucchino appointed John Paris Jr. to lead the Knights. Just as another famous Atlantan would have insisted, the color of his skin had nothing to do with the hire -- it was the content of his character and just plain good fortune that put him behind the bench with the Knights team that went on to win the Turner Cup.

    Paris led the team for the entire 1994-95 season and the first part of the 1995-96 season, but was relieved of his coaching duties and made Director of Player Development on January 8, 1996, with the Knights mired in a slump. Inconsistency and the losing record were cited as the reasons for the switch.

    John Paris Jr. compiled a 65-64-11 regular-season record and a 14-5 playoff record in 2 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Knights. Assistant Scott Gordon (an ex-Knights player) replaced him as the team's head coach. In 1996, with the Knights gone to Quebec, Paris remained in Georgia as the head coach and general manager of the Central Hockey League's Macon Whoopee.

    The second was Graeme Townshend: 

    Graeme Townshend (Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Ontario): On September 9, 2008, the Toronto Maple Leafs appointed Townshend, a former NHL player from 1990 to 1994, as the team’s skating coach. While there, he designed skating and skills development progressions for all Maple Leafs players and prospects. He also pre-scouted and evaluated all prospective draft picks and attended interviews at the annual NHL pre-draft combine. Townshend held the position until the end of the 2012 season.

    Prior to the job with the Maple Leafs, Townshend spent four seasons with the San Jose Sharks as the team’s skating coach under head coach Ron Wilson. Before that, he was head coach with the Greensboro Generals (2001-2002) of the ECHL and Macon Whoopee (1999-2001) of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

    Isn’t Leo Canadian as well???

  6. 1 hour ago, JMC-STL said:

    Well, he's only one behind Kerr.  :hockey:

    And jean guy has coached for how many seasons in the SP?  He’s also lost how many times in the finals in a row?  And who won their head to head match up 2 seasons ago in the finals?  And who just got an ECHL deal?   


    Kerr was in the SP for 3 seasons, Total  


    I rest my case. 

  7. 4 hours ago, kittrellrunner said:

    Ouch,this stings a bit.Its gonna be tough to bring in someone as good as Coach Kerr,maybe Leo Thomas will be our new coach.

    This is a huge loss.  Kerr is the best coach in the SP, by a mile !

  8. 4 hours ago, 72Vette said:

    He's on his way to Fayetteville. Heard it from PC. :eyes:

    Negative, ghost rider.  Kerr is way too classy to do that to Kerzner.  Who do you think he is, Bes?

    Kerr is definitely moving up.  His likely replacement is Leo, since Leo was his Asst.   It’s a natural progression.  

  9. 9 minutes ago, Make Marky GM said:

    Been wondering the same.  Almost as long looking for a coach.  Plus no word on what happened to Longo.  Norris is about as tight lipped as they come except when expressing his political views.  They need to hit the ground running after the protected lists are announced but it's looking like they will be playing catch-up if the new people aren't in place soon.

    Thank god he’s a republican!  MAGA

  10. 7 hours ago, JMC-STL said:

    I'Flyers were never the same after their home ice interruption. They are still a top notch organization, who will be back with a vengeance next season.

    LOL. As long as they have the bes T coach, they’ll be out in the 1st rd again.  



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  11. 1 hour ago, dnf said:

    The ownership group should give a doodle about a team they own......the coaches have had their hands tied all season... the owners have been calling all the shots for the entire season....and we can see what kind of hockey knowledge they have 

    And you’ve gotten this information from??

  12. 1 hour ago, Marksmen3519 said:
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    1960 Coliseum Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28306

    Marky Marksmen Unveiled as Mascot

    Fayetteville Marksmen > Blog > News > Marky Marksmen Unveiled as Mascot

    Fayetteville, N.C-  The Fayetteville Marksmen have unveiled their mascot and the winning submission of the “Name the Mascot” contest.

    At a special event on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Cross Creek Mall, the team showcased Marky Marksmen for the first time.

    In addition, the team announced CenturyLink as the presenting sponsor of Marky. Fans will see CenturyLink and Marky together around Fayetteville and the Crown Coliseum.

    The winner of the “Name the Mascot” contest will be drawn from a pool of names of individuals who submitted the name.

    About Marky:

    The son of Martha and Michael J. Marksmen, Marky Marksmen is a native of Fayetteville, being born just outside of the Cross Creek Mall in the Spring of 2012.

    Soon after his first birthday, Martha and Michael J., along with Marky and his three brothers, moved to California. While there, Marky auditioned for the part of the fox in the music video for the hit single What Does the Fox Say?, eventually losing out to computer generated look-alike.

    After his music video career stalled, Marky went on to model clothing for Calvin Klein. He enjoyed a successful career as a model and eventually started a band known as Marky Marksmen and the Chunky Bunch, releasing two number one albums Hockey for the Peopleand You Gotta Be Kidding Me, That’s Not a Hook! (Ode to the Refs).

    Missing Fayetteville and North Carolina, the Marksmen family made their way back to town in early spring of 2017. Marky first became acquainted with the local hockey team during a game on April 7th, 2017, when he snuck into the Crown after seeing crowds of people pour into the stadium. It was then that Marky knew he wanted to be a part of the game and the team.

    After months of debate, Marky decided to walk in to the Marksmen front office in late July, where he was instantly brought on to serve as the mascot.

    Marky was unveiled to the fans at a special event, just outside of his childhood home at the Cross Creek Mall on August 26, 2017.

    His hobbies include: mischievous antics, pumping up the crowds at the Crown before, during, and after all Marksmen home games, teaching the youth about hockey and fun, and enjoying events all around Fayetteville!

    Suite seats, suite eats. Fans can attend the seven-best games of the season in our Fox Hole Suite, and receive All-You-Can-Eat hotdogs, popcorn, chips, soda, and water! More information is available at: http://marksmenhockey.com/tickets/all-you-can-eat-package/

    BE SOCIAL: Follow the Marksmen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news and information surrounding the team. Search and follow “Marksmen Hockey” for behind-the-scenes content, player and coach’s interviews, and much more!

    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.




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    But did they hire Marky on his birthday?   I thought he was already a few years old when they saw him behind the crown on apr 7th last year.  No?

  13. 3 hours ago, 72Vette said:

    This guy is available? Ok numbers last season but could be better in SPHL. Coach should be watching the ECHL transitions.



    instead he's, :yikes:



    Omg!  What is that coach thinking?  He actually looks like he’s enjoying himself and making videos that are entertaining.  Why would anyone in minor pro hockey EVER do anything that would actually entertain anyone?   I’m calling the front office and DEMAND he be fired !   The audacity of these people in The Marksmen organization, trying to make entertaining videos that people actually enjoy.  I am SO DISAPPOINTED.  

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