Hovanec Loaned To Quad City

Winston-Salem, NC - In perhaps one of the shortest tenures in FHL history the Carolina Thunderbirds are announcing the loan move of forward Bryan Hovanec to the Quad City Storm of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Hovanec played in one game for the Thunderbirds, registering an assist on Sunday February 24 against the Elmira Enforcers. It was his professional debut after playing with Lebanon Valley College for four years.

Hovanec joins a Storm squad that is on the outside looking in on the SPHL playoffs right now. Quad City sits 12 points out of 8th place which is currently held by Pensacola. The Storm are in the middle of a three game weekend hosting Roanoke for two before travelling to the league leaders Peoria on Sunday afternoon.


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 have set an FHL record again, breaking their own record with over 66,000 fans through the doors this season.