Kenney Back On Active Roster; Croop to 30-Day IR

Winston-Salem, NC - The Carolina Thunderbirds are announcing a roster move ahead of Saturday's game against the Mentor Ice Breakers.

Jay Croop has been placed on the 30-day Injured Reserve with a lower-body injury. In a corresponding move the Thunderbirds have re-signed defenseman Jay Kenney to the active roster.

Croop returned from an injury that prematurely ended his 2017-18 season and played in 11 games registering seven points (2G-5A). Croop was injured after falling awkwardly during a fight in Friday night's game.

Jay Kenney draws back into the Carolina lineup after playing in three games previous this season. He has no points so far in 2018-19 and 22 penalty minutes to his credit.

The Thunderbirds and Ice Breakers play on Saturday night to conclude a stretch of four games in four days for Carolina. Puck drop is at 6:05 P.M. with a 5:40 pregame show on the Carolina Thunderbirds broadcast network.


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).