Jan Salak Returns to Carolina

Winston-Salem, NC - The Carolina Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the return of forward Jan Salak for the 2018-19 season. 

Salak, 24, split time between the Thunderbirds and HC Moravske Budejovice 2005 in the Czech3 league last season. He appeared in 18 games with Carolina, tallying 23 points (8 G-18 A), including both playoff games. “We’re happy to have [Salak] back.” said Head Coach Andre Niec. “He’s a strong guy, a big power forward, and it’s hard to take the puck away from him one on one. He brings a lot to our hockey team and I’m very excited he’ll be back with us this season.”

Salak is entering his fourth season in the FHL, having spent time previously with the Brewster Bulldogs and Berlin River Drivers. Including playoffs, he has played in 98 FHL games, racking up 32 goals and 57 assists in that time.

The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud members of the Federal Hockey League, now in its ninth season. Carolina will be starting its second season of play, looking to build on the success of its inaugural season where the Thunderbirds posted an 87-point season with a record of 25-24-5-2 (W-L-OTW-OTL). The Thunderbirds also set an FHL record with over 65,000 fans through the doors in their first season and six sellout crowds. Season and group tickets are on sale now by calling (336) 774-GOAL(4625).