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T-Birds to Play Important "Home & Home" Series This Week

February 9, 2004 - South East Hockey League (SEHL) - Winston-Salem T-Birds News Release

The Winston-Salem T-Birds have slipped to third place in the South East Hockey League by percentage points behind the Cape Fear Fire Antz. The T-Birds now face the Fayetteville based Fire Antz in an important home & home series beginning Friday night at the Joel Coliseum Annex, with the series moving to Fayetteville on Saturday night. The T-Birds begin the SEHL week with a record of 16 wins and 23 losses and a winning percentage of .410. Cape Fear is in second place with a record of 16 wins, 22 losses, and a .421 winning percentage.

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

Friday, February 13th @ 7:30PM vs. Cape Fear Fire Antz

“Ladies Night”: In honor of Valentines Day weekend: the first 500 ladies in attendance receive flowers. Also chocolate gift sets, floral arrangements, and massages will be given away.

Also: “School Night”: call the T-Birds office @ 722-6575 for details.

1988-89 “Carolina” Thunderbirds Reunion

T-Birds owner (and former owner of the Carolina Thunderbirds), John Baker, has announced 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!

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

T-Birds Player Highlights

Forward Chris Seifert leads the T-Birds in scoring, goals, and assists. Seifert, from Fairfield, Connecticut, played four years at Manhattanville College before joining the T-Birds. He has tallied 19 goals-21 assists-40 points for Winston-Salem.

Defenseman Dave Vychodil leads the T-Birds in penalty minutes with 149 minutes.

Last week, forward Jason Sangiuliano tallied one goal and added three assists. The veteran of the Central Hockey League has 11 goals-18 assists-29 points in 39 games in Winston-Salem.

“Carolina Thunderbirds” Alumni News

The NHL’s Florida Panthers announced on Monday (9th), that Panthers General Manager and Head Coach, Rick Dudley (former Carolina Thunderbirds Head Coach back in the mid-1980’s), has given up the coaching part of his duties to focus on his other management duties. Panthers Assistant Coach John Torchetti will coach the team the rest of the season. Torchetti, 38, was a member of the 1988-89 Carolina Thunderbirds squad that won the first ECHL championship. (Source: news services)

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