Carolina announces 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.

Dominilk 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 or the Ticketmaster app. For any questions regarding single-game tickets, call the box office at (336- 774-8880.