HEAD coach Danny Stewart believes new forward Alec Marsh has the winning pedigree and the work horse mentality to be a hit at Coventry Blaze.
The 25-year-old American joins the club for the 2021/22 Elite League season following two seasons in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
In 16 ECHL games, he has registered nine points (seven goals, two assists) for the Worcester Railers, South Carolina Stingrays, and most recently the Florida Everblades.
In 41 SPHL games with Fayetteville Marksmen and Pensacola Ice Flyers, Marsh scored 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists).
“Alec came highly recommended from Guy Gadowsky at Penn State,” said Stewart.
“He’s a work horse that can play multiple positions up front and up and down the line-up. In the short time he’s played at the pro level, he’s been able to produce and be an important part of his team’s success. You will see a guy that plays hard both ways, and will put his body on the line by playing in hard areas.”
Marsh had a four-year career in the Big-10 at Penn State University (2015-19), graduating with a degree in criminology. In 132 NCAA games, he tallied 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists). In 2017, Marsh helped Penn State to its first B1G Tournament title.
Prior to college, Marsh spent three seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2012-15, appearing in 147 games with 72 points (28 goals, 44 assists) with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Sioux Falls Stampede and Fargo Force.
Marsh will wear number 23 for the Blaze in the 2021/22 season.