Load The Cannan: North Carolina Native Signs With Thunderbirds

Elmira, NY - The Carolina Thunderbirds are announcing the signing of Joe Cannan after the team claimed him off of waivers Saturday morning.

Cannan has appeared in eight games during the 2018-19 season, all with the Elmira Enforcers. In his FHL career, Cannan has played in 49 games with no points and has racked up 258 penalty minutes.

Cannan is a native of Charlotte and attended Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte to play four years of ACHA hockey prior to turning pro.

In a corresponding move the Thunderbirds have released Nick Metcalfe on waivers.

Cannan is expected to be in the lineup tonight against the Watertown Wolves. Puck drop is at 7:30 at the Watertown Municipal Ice Arena.

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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).