Carolina Thunderbirds Announce Full Training Camp Roster
GREENSBORO, N.C.- The Carolina Thunderbirds, 2019 Commissioner’s Cup champions and proud members of the Federal Prospects Hockey League, announced their 2019 training camp roster on Monday.
“I’m excited to finally start main camp. We are looking forward to making a roster that is going to be competing into late April again, trying to win another championship,” said head coach Andre Niec. Michael Bunn(27g, 29a), Jiri Pargac (22g, 41a), and Petr Panacek (18g, 36a) headline the group of forwards for the Thunderbirds camp. Bunn was the 2019 FPHL Playoff MVP and is the longest-tenured player with the Thunderbirds in the camp.
On the blue line, Stanislav Vlasov(11g, 16a), Jay Kenney(2g, 7a) and Dominik Fejt (5g, 23a) are the only returning defensemen. Nathan Campbell (6g, 23a) played in the FPHL last season, but split time between Elmira and Danbury.
Patrik Polivkaand Jared Burch are both FPHL rookies who have North American-playing experience in goal. Polivka is a former WHL first-round selection with the Victoria Royals and played 96 games for Victoria over two seasons. Burch comes from Florida Gulf Coast University (ACHA D3) where he played 87 games for the Eagles, posting a 63-14 record.
Here is the full training camp roster:
Name/ Position/ Hometown/ Last Team
Michael Bunn/ Forward/ Raleigh, N.C. /Carolina Thunderbirds
Dylan Farmer/ Forward/ Calumet, Mich./ Danville Dashers
Viktor Grebennikov/ Forward/ Magnitogorsk, RUS /Carolina Thunderbirds
George Holt/ Forward/ Rochester Hills, Mich./Watertown Wolves
Jan Krivohlavek/ Forward/ Havirov, CZE/ Brest (France)
Daniel Martin/ Forward/ Ottawa, Ont./ Danville Dashers
Petr Panacek/ Forward/ Vysocany, CZE/ Carolina Thunderbirds
Jiri Pargac/ Forward/ Novy Jicin, CZE/ Carolina Thunderbirds
Jan Salak/ Forward/ Trebic, CZE/ Carolina Thunderbirds
Dmitri Selyutin/ Forward/ Moscow, RUS/ HK Tambov
Jackson Tucker/ Forward/ Mathews, N.C./ Port Huron Prowlers
Stanislav Bachor/ Defense /Novy Jicin, CZE/ HC Valasske Mezirici
Nathan Campbell/ Defense /Toronto, Ont./ Danville Dashers
Alphonso Diaz/ Defense /Pembroke Pines, Fla. /Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Dominik Fejt/ Defense/ Prague, CZE/ Carolina Thunderbirds
Stepan Jirovec/ Defense/ Louny, CZE/ Wichita Jr. Thunder
Jay Kenney/ Defense/ Boston, Mass./ Carolina Thunderbirds
Daniel Klinecky/ Defense/ Pardubice, CZE/ Viking HC
Ondrej Misovic/ Defense/ Ilava, SVK/ Elmira Enforcers
Stanislav Vlasov/ Defense/ St. Petersburg, RUS /Carolina Thunderbirds
Jared Burch/ Goalie/ Hatboro, Penn./ Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Patrik Polivka/ Goalie/ Plzen, CZE/ Draci Sumperk
Late Sunday night, the Carolina Thunderbirds acquired forward Daniel Martin from Danville.
“Daniel is a big get for us. We think he is going to be the right fit in our system and we’re just really happy to have him,” said Niec.
Carolina will hold all training camp practices at the Greensboro Ice House until the ice surface at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex is ready for play.
The Thunderbirds will play their first four games on the road, beginning October 25 in Elmira against the Enforcers. Carolina opens at home on November 8 against Danbury.
To get your single-game tickets, visit the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds box office during operating hours (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) or visit Ticketmaster.com or the Ticketmaster app. For any questions regarding single-game tickets, call the box office at (336- 774-8880.
⚡-THUNDERBIRDS-⚡The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud members of the Federal Hockey League, now in its tenth season. The Thunderbirds are looking forward to their third season of play and one where they hope to defend their 2018-19 Commissioner’s Cup Championship. The Thunderbirds welcomed in nearly 95,000 people to their home, the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex, during their championship run shattering their old team attendance record in the process. Season tickets for 2019-2020 are available now by calling 336-774-4625.