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  • January 27, 2019
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CAROLINA WINS 19TH STRAIGHT WITH GRITTY EFFORT OVER MENTOR

Winston-Salem, NC – A capacity crowd at the Fairgrounds Annex were on pins and needles through much of the game, but two third period goals from the Thunderbirds gave Carolina a 3-1 win over the Mentor Ice Breakers Saturday night. The first period was dominated by Carolina but it took over 18 minutes to solve Mentor netminder John Sellie-Hanson. The opening goal came off of a Jay Kenney shot that was sent high in the air after a stick save by Sellie-Hanson. Joe Cangelosi patiently waited for it to fall to crossbar level and then batted it in making contact
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  • January 25, 2019
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GREBENNIKOV RETURNS TO THUNDERBIRDS

Winston-Salem, NC – The Carolina Thunderbirds are happy to announce the return of Viktor Grebennikov to the active roster starting with tonight’s game against the Mentor Ice Breakers.Grebennikov has played in 10 games so far this year with the Thunderbirds and has registered five points (2G-3A) in those games. Grebennikov had to leave the team earlier this month due to a family issue.“We’re very excited for Viktor to be back” head coach Andre Niec said. “It’s great to be a professional athlete but we always have to remember that family is most important, I’m happy he is sorted out and
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  • January 24, 2019
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THUNDERBIRDS SIGNING SOLARTE TO CELEBRITY CONTRACT

Winston-Salem, NC – The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud to announce the celebrity contract signing of Mike Solarte effective for Saturday’s game against the Mentor Ice Breakers.Solarte is the Sports Director for Charter Communications/Spectrum News and is the host of the Chevrolet Sports Night seen all throughout North Carolina. Solarte has held his current position of Sports Director for 17 years. He is a native of the Chicagoland area and not only grew up playing ice hockey but continues to play when he’s not working in the sportscasting business.“I appreciate the Thunderbirds giving me the opportunity to live out a dream
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  • January 19, 2019
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THUNDERBIRDS ROUT WOLVES 9-0 FOR 16TH STRAIGHT WIN

Winston-Salem, NC – Something inspired the Carolina Thunderbirds tonight. Maybe it was the new goal lights, or the new horn or all the mascots running around having a blast to help celebrate Winston and Salem’s birthday, whatever it was it worked as Carolina defeated Watertown 9-0 on Friday night. The goal scoring started about midway through the first period and came in a quick one-two punch as Jiri Pargac potted home a juicy rebound given up by Wolves netminder Christopher Marsillo to make it 1-0. A little more than two minutes later on the power play Jan Salak tipped home
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