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Winston-Salem Thunderbirds(T-birds)

Winston-Salem Thunderbirds(T-birds)

Carolina Thunderbirds for the 1982-83

Carolina Thunderbirds circa 1982-83

The Winston-Salem Thunderbirds were an ice hockey team located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. The Thunderbirds played their home games at the old Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum before the arena was demolished in 1989. The team played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League from 1982 to 1987, the All-American Hockey League during 1987-88 and finally moved to the East Coast Hockey League in 1988. The franchise used the name Carolina Thunderbirds prior to the 1989-90 season. The franchise was noted for its heated, often violent rivalry with the neighboring Greensboro Monarchs. The team moved to Wheeling, West Virginia in 1992, playing as the
Wheeling Thunderbirds

Wheeling Thunderbirds

. In 1995 the team changed its name to the [[Wheeling Nailers|
Wheeling Nailers

Wheeling Nailers

]].

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Preceded by
Inaugural
ECHL Riley Cup Champions
1988-89
Succeeded by
Greensboro Monarchs

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