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T-Birds Looking to “Straighten Up & Fly Right”

February 3, 2004 - South East Hockey League (SEHL) - Winston-Salem T-Birds News Release

The Winston-Salem T-Birds were not sorry to see January finally come to an end. It was a frustrating month for the ‘Birds as the team struggled to a 2-12 record. Now that the groundhog has seen his shadow, the T-Birds are now hoping for “six weeks of good hockey”. The Winston-Salem squad begins play in the South East Hockey League this week in second place with a record of 16 wins and 20 losses which is good for 32 points in the standings. The T-Birds are 24 points behind the first place Huntsville Channel Cats and only four points ahead of both Cape Fear and Knoxville.

The week ahead features three games, including two at the Joel Coliseum Annex on Thursday & Saturday night. Friday night, the T-Birds travel to Fayetteville to play Cape Fear.

T-Birds Practice Schedule

Call the T-Birds @ 722-6575 for this week’s practice schedule at the Joel Coliseum Annex

T-Birds Home Games This Week

Thursday, February 5th @ 7:30PM vs. Huntsville Channel Cats

“Thirsty Thursday”: with 12 ounce beverage specials for only $1.00

Also: “Boy Scouts Night”: call the T-Birds @ 722-6575 for details

Saturday, February 7th @ 7:30PM vs. Cape Fear Fire Antz

“Girl Scouts Night”: call the T-Birds for details

Also: “Skate with the T-Birds” following the game

“The British Are Coming”

BBC Television will be filming during the T-Birds home game on Saturday night. The BBC will be in Winston-Salem filming a program about Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

1988-89 “Carolina” Thunderbirds Reunion

T-Birds owner (and former owner of the Carolina Thunderbirds), John Baker, announced this week that there will be a reunion of the 1988-89 first ECHL Champions, the Carolina Thunderbirds at the Friday, February 20th T-Birds home game. Mark your calendars now!

“NASCAR” Night

The T-Birds had their largest home crowd of the year last Saturday night (31st) as 1550 attended the game which featured drivers signing autographs, cars on display, and many NASCAR related giveaways.

For season ticket, group ticket, and individual T-Birds ticket info call the T-Birds @ 722-6575

T-Birds Player Highlights

Forward Frantisek Bakrlik scored six goals and added an assist for seven points last week. On the year, he has 17 goals and 10 assists for 27 points.

Chris Seifert has 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points.

Defenseman Derek Kern leads the T-Birds in penalty minutes with 118.

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