Carolina Thunderbirds Hockey 2017-2018 Season Schedule 4 Day Date Opponent Time Fri Oct. 27 At Danville 8:00PM Sat Oct. 28 At Danville 8:00PM Fri Nov. 3 ST. CLAIR 7:35PM Sat Nov. 4 ST.CLAIR 6:05PM Fri Nov. 10 At Danbury 7:15PM Sat Nov. 11 At Danbury 7:15PM Sun Nov. 12 At Danbury 4:15PM Thu Nov. 23 DANBURY 7:35PM Fri Nov. 24 DANBURY 7:35PM Sat Nov. 25 DANBURY 6:05PM Fri Dec. 1 At Port Huron 7:30PM Sat Dec. 2 At Port Huron 7:30PM Sat Dec. 16 At Danville 8:00PM Sun Dec. 17 At Danville 6:00PM Fri Dec. 22 At St. Clair 7:30PM Sat Dec. 23 At St. Clair 7:30PM Sun Dec. 24 At St. Clair 7:30PM Fri Dec. 29 DANVILLE 7:35PM Sat Dec. 30 DANVILLE 6:05PM Sun Dec. 31 DANVILLE 4:05PM Fri Jan. 5 At Port Huron 7:30PM Sat Jan. 6 At Port Huron 7:30PM Sun Jan. 7 At Port Huron 1:00PM Fri Jan. 12 DANVILLE 7:35PM Sat Jan. 13 DANVILLE 6:05PM Thu Jan. 18 DANVILLE 7:35PM Fri Jan. 19 DANVILLE 7:35PM Sat Jan. 20 DANVILLE 6:05PM Sat Jan. 27 At St. Clair 7:30PM Sun Jan 28 At St. Clair 7:30PM Thu Feb. 1 At Danville 8:00PM Fri Feb. 2 At Danville 8:00PM Day Date Opponent Time Sat Feb. 3 At Danville 8:00PM Fri Feb. 9 CORNWALL 7:35PM Sat Feb. 10 CORNWALL 6:05PM Sun Feb. 11 CORNWALL 4:05PM Fri Feb. 16 WATERTOWN 7:35PM Sat Feb. 17 WATERTOWN 6:05PM Sun Feb. 18 WATERTOWN 4:05PM Fri Feb. 23 PORT HURON 7:35PM Sat Feb. 24 PORT HURON 6:05PM Fri Mar. 2 PORT HURON 7:35PM Sat Mar. 3 PORT HURON 6:05PM Fri Mar. 9 At Watertown 7:30PM Sat Mar. 10 At Watertown 7:30PM Sun Mar. 11 At Danbury 4:05PM Fri Mar. 16 At Cornwall 7:30PM Sat Mar. 17 At Cornwall 7:30PM Sun Mar. 18 At Cornwall 6:00PM Fri Mar. 23 DANVILLE 7:35PM Sat Mar. 24 DANVILLE 6:05PM Sun Mar. 25 DANVILLE 4:05PM Fri Mar. 30 At Port Huron 7:30PM Sat Mar. 31 At Port Huron 7:30PM Fri Apr. 6 PORT HURON 7:35PM Sat Apr. 7 PORT HURON 6:05PM All home games are marked in Gold, for more information visit www.carolinathunderbirds.com and for tickets call 336-774-8895. Thunderbirds Name Andre Niec Head Coach The Carolina Thunderbirds named Andre Niec of Ostrava, Czech Republic, as the team’s Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach. Andre’s playing back ground includes stops in Vienna, Austria, the United Hockey League and the Federal Hockey League. He coached juniors’ hockey and was a player coach in Autria. In his 1st season as Head Coach of the Berlin River Drivers, he took a last place team from the previous year and a 28-21-3 record. Under his direction, the team took the heavily favored Danville Championship round. Last in goals scored, 2nd in goals against, and 1st in penalty minutes in the FHL. Thunderbirds owner, Barry Soskin commented about Niec, “We got our man. I was impressed with what Andre did in Berlin and was interested when he became available. The Annex will be the toughest building to play in with our expected crowd and the community’s passion for hockey, but Andre will build a team that the fans of Winston- Salem will really enjoy watching.” “I am honored and excited to be part of the Thunderbirds family and the Triad and look forward to living in Winston-Salem. I will be following up on the successful expansion draft and make sure those players report, I appreciate the opportunity, Mr. Soskin the organization has provided, and I look forward to continuing the championship winning heritage Winston- Salem is known for,” added Andre. bitter sweet as he will be selecting for the Thunderbirds from the Berlin River Driver’s dispersal draft scheduled for this week. He is currently in Europe and is expected to move to the Triad in mid-July along with his wife Karolina.
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