FHL Suspends 5 Thunderbirds; Roster Moves Made

Edit: A 6th Thunderbird has been suspended, Ryan Jasinsky for one game.

Winston-Salem, NC - The Carolina Thunderbirds learned of the suspension of five players today ahead of this weekend's games against Port Huron.

All suspensions stemmed back from Saturday's 3-0 loss to Mentor.

Defenseman Jay Kenney has been suspended for three games, defenseman Taylor Love has been suspended two games, and forwards Josh Pietrantonio and Everett Thompson plus goaltender Henry Dill have all been suspended one game.

Additionally, the Thunderbirds announced some roster moves. Jay Croop has been activated off of the 30-day injured reserve list and has been reinstated to the active roster. In a corresponding move, Joe Cangelosi has been released from the active roster.

The Thunderbirds look ahead to Friday and Saturday night hosting the Port Huron Prowlers. Tickets are available at the Fairgrounds box office or online at TicketMaster.


The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud members of the Federal Hockey League, now in its ninth season. The Thunderbirds are in their second season of play looking to build on the success of their inaugural season where the team posted an 87-point season with a record of 25-5-2-24 (W-OTW-OTL-L). The Thunderbirds also set an FHL record with over 66,000 fans through the doors in their first season. Season and group tickets are on sale now by calling 336-774-GOAL (4625).