WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Thunderbird fans will have the ability to purchase team apparel at a third-party location for the 2017-2018 season. The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud to announce a partnership with Tailgators' Sports Collectibles for the upcoming hockey season. With locations at the Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem and the Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro, starting in mid-October, Tailgator's will feature Thunderbirds merchandise for sale to the public.

The Thunderbirds are happy to add Tailgator's to the flock as a corporate partner and look forward to being able to provide convenience and reliability to fans looking for Thunderbirds' gear.

The Thunderbirds 2017-2018 regular season starts with opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4. Season tickets for the Thunderbirds are on sale now for the 2017-2018 season and start as low as $55. Call 336.774.4685 for additional season ticket information. Advertising, corporate partnership, and group ticket opportunities are available for the 2017-2018 season, for more information please call 336.774.GOAL(4625) or email

The Carolina Thunderbirds play in the Federal Hockey League, which celebrates its 8th season in 2017-2018.