Thunderbirds Back at Home, Players Signed, and Upcoming Events

Winston-Salem, NC – Thunderbirds Back at Home, Players Signed, and Upcoming Events. 

What’s New

After a rare weekend without any games, the Thunderbirds are preparing for their first games of the new year. Over this past weekend the Thunderbirds hosted a charity sled hockey game, playing against the Cat 5 Canes team. Despite a 9-2 drubbing at the hands of the Cat 5 Canes, the Thunderbirds players and staff enjoyed the game immensely, as did the fans in attendance. The team has raised $1,200 towards sled hockey equipment for players right here in the Triad.

Carolina has also signed Ray Boudiette, hailing from Fairfield, Connecticut. Boudiette plays both forward and defense, and stands at 6’2” and 201 pounds. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Boudiette most recently played for the Fayetteville Marksmen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In 18 games Boudiette scored a goal and would assist on 4, as well as amass 4 penalty minutes.

What’s Coming Up

The Carolina Thunderbirds Coaches Show continues Tuesday the 9th from 6-7 pm and you can hear the coaches show on WTOB, “The Big 980” on 980 am and 96.3 fm in Winston-Salem, the flagship station of the Thunderbirds Radio network.

On Wednesday, January 10th, there will be a stick and puck skating session at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex from 4 to 6:15 pm. Admission is $10 per skater, with no charge for goaltenders. Learn from the Thunderbirds players and coaching staff.

As well that same evening, starting at 8 pm, join the Thunderbirds for movie night at a/peture cinema in Winston-Salem. The film Goon: Last of the Enforcers will be screened, with the Thunderbirds players and staff in attendance. Tickets cost $12.50, and can be purchased ahead of time with the following link, The film is rated R, so parents should be aware before bringing their children.

The Thunderbirds will skate at home on Friday and Saturday, January 12 and 13, against the Port Huron Prowlers. Friday’s game starts at 7:35 pm, with the doors opening at 6:35. Saturday’s game will begin at 6:05 pm, with the doors opening at 5:05 pm. For tickets and more information please visit or call 336-774-GOAL(4625).