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  • March 16, 2019
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THUNDERBIRDS WIN BIG OVER ICE BREAKERS FRIDAY NIGHT

Winston-Salem, NC – The Carolina Thunderbirds and Mentor Ice Breakers played their usual high intensity game and thanks to a spree of goals in the second the Thunderbirds came out on top 7-2. It took a while for the scoring to open but once Carolina got the offense going only the intermission horn would stop them. First, Petr Panacek fired a wrist shot that beat John Sellie-Henson to the glove hand. That goal went in with 1:56 left in the first. Then, Michael Bunn scored on a great individual effort cutting to the slot and firing lower right corner past
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  • March 12, 2019
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A STATEMENT FROM THUNDERBIRDS PRESIDENT/GM SCOTT BRAND

Flock-As I am sure you are aware there was an incident last Sunday with a game that involved Elmira and your Thunderbirds. There are a couple of questions that have arisen and several of you have reached out to our office for a comment, etc. We won’t have all the answers right now because everything is still being investigated by the league but here is what we can tell you right now. First and foremost, it would have been irresponsible for any comment to be made involving a situation which is being investigated either by law enforcement or internally within
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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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  • December 9, 2018
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THUNDERBIRDS SWEEP NEW YORK ROAD TRIP, DEFEAT WATERTOWN 5-2

Watertown, NY – The Carolina Thunderbirds took the full six out of six points from their New York road swing after defeating the defending Commissioner’s Cup champion Watertown Wolves 5-2 on Saturday night. Carolina would not be plagued by any sort of slow start as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead through the first period of play. Chase Fallis and Josh Pietrantonio secured the opening goals of the game about 10 minutes apart in the first period. Watertown would not back down and showed why they are the highest scoring offense in the FHL with a two-goal second period
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  • November 20, 2018
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HOSPICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITY TO HONOR LOVED ONES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

A free community ‘Night of Reflection’ event will be held Thursday, December 6 LEXINGTON, N.C. – (Nov. 20, 2018) –Hospice of Davidson County is providing several opportunities for those in the community to remember loved ones and honor cherished memories through its annual ornament and luminary sale and Night of Reflection event. This year’s ornament is a ceramic circle ornament with a photo of a rose from the Nancy and Gordon Wright Rose Garden, a feature of the Hospice of Davidson County Serenity Garden, and is available for $12. For $10, also available for purchase are luminaries in honor or memory of a loved one.
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  • November 10, 2018
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THUNDERBIRDS TASTE DEFEAT FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON

  Winston-Salem, N.C. – The Carolina Thunderbirds dropped points for the first time in 2018-19 as the Danville Dashers win on Saturday night 2-1.   The Thunderbirds jumped onto the scoreboard early in this one when CJ Blaszka picked up his first of the season sending one in off the post from the left wing side. Assists on Blaszka’s goal went to Pietrantonio and Pargac. For Pietrantonio he is now on an 8-game point streak dating back to last year.   The second period had no scoring but fans in the Fairgrounds Annex still had a lot to cheer about
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  • November 10, 2018
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Thunderbirds Remain Perfect

Thunderbirds Win Round 1 of Unbeaten Battle Vs. Danville   Winston-Salem, N.C. – The Carolina Thunderbirds remain perfect on the season with a 5-2 win over the Danville Dashers on Friday night. The Thunderbirds have won five straight games in regulation for 15 points out of 15 to start the season.   The Thunderbirds got on the board early in this one when Petr Panmacek cut to the middle and sent one by Dashers netminder Aaron Taylor to open the scoring for the Thunderbirds. Carolina got two more goals in the first period one from Everett Thompson and another from
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