Team Facts

1988-1989 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#31 Dan Gatenby (G) 51 1967 Oshawa, ON, CAN 5'9" 154 L
Toby O'Brien (G) 51 1966 East Sandwich, MA, USA 6'0" 181 -
Shaun O'Sullivan (G) - - Dorchester, MA, USA - - -
Dan Olson (G) - - Bemidji, MN, USA 6'1" 201 -
Kenton Rein (G) 50 1967 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 6'0" 198 L
#1 Mike Schwalb (G) 54 1964 MA, USA - - -
Nick Vitucci (G) 50 1967 Welland, ON, CAN 5'9" 174 L
Gary Willett (G) 54 1964 Exeter, NH, USA 5'8" 165 -
DEFENSEMEN
#2 Antti Autere (D) 50 1967 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 179 L
Robert Doré (D) 56 1961 QC, CAN 5'11" 181 L
Randy Irving (D/LW) 58 1959 Lake Cowichan, BC, CAN 6'1" 198 L
#3 Mark Johnson (D) 56 1962 Toronto, ON, CAN - - -
#4
Frank Lattuca (D) 53 1965 Rochester, NY, USA 5'9" 163 -
Marc-André Marchand (D) 57 1960 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'2" 198 -
Mike O'Shea (D) - - - - -
Victor Posa (D) 51 1966 Bari, ITA 6'0" 194 L
E.J. Sauer (D) 51 1967 Dearborn, MI, USA 5'10" 190 R
Darren Srochenski (D) 49 1969 Regina, SK, CAN 6'2" 218 R
#25 Bob Wensley (D) 55 1963 Victoria, BC, CAN 5'11" 209 R
Matt Winnicki (D) 55 1962 Farmingdale, NY, USA 6'1" 190 -
FORWARDS
#27 Scott Allen (C) 52 1966 New Bedford, MA, USA 5'10" 183 L
#18 Dan Burrows (F) 55 1963 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'4" 229 -
Jack Carcia (C) 52 1966 Bronx, NY, USA 5'8" 168 -
David Chiappelli (F) 52 1966 Pontiac, MI, USA 5'11" 181 -
Clancy Cosgrove (F) - - - - -
#15 John Devereaux (C) 52 1965 Hingham, MA, USA 6'0" 198 R
Dean Dixon (F) 54 1964 Euclid, OH, USA 5'10" 181 -
#19 John Dzikowski (C) 1966 Portage la Prairie, MB, CAN 6'4" 203 R
Jay Fraser (LW) 56 1961 St. Lambert, QC, CAN 6'1" 192 L
#10 Dan Gardiner (F) - - - - -
#21 Garry Garland (F) 52 1966 West Roxbury, MA, USA 5'10" 174 -
Jeff Greene (F) - - - - -
#12
Brian Hannon (RW) 52 1965 Utica, NY, USA 5'10" 179 R
#5 Bill Huard (LW) 50 1967 Welland, ON, CAN 6'1" 214 L
Mike Kuzmich (F) - - Boston, MA, USA 5'10" 174 -
Michel Lanouette (RW) 56 1961 Sudbury, ON, CAN 5'11" 190 R
Rick McCarthy (C) 52 1966 Scituate, MA, USA 6'0" 179 -
#11 Blair McReynolds (F) 53 1965 - - -
Troy Nelson (C) 56 1962 Minneapolis, MN, USA 5'10" 190 -
Dan Pineau (F) - - - - -
Steve Plaskon (F) 55 1963 Watervliet, NY, USA 5'5" 154 -
Scott Rettew (LW) 52 1965 Springfield, MA, USA 5'10" 194 L
Ralph Russo (F) 52 1966 - - -
#9 Chris Seychel (LW) 53 1964 Allen Park, MI, USA 5'10" 163 L
#19 Doug Smith (RW) 53 1964 Quincy, MA, USA 6'2" 209 R
John Torchetti (RW) 53 1964 Boston, MA, USA 6'0" 198 R
Mike Torrillo (C) 52 1966 Amherst, NY, USA 5'11" 198 -
Position: G:5 D:8 F:20 | Av Age: 23.11 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 186 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum
  • Location Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Capacity 6 200
  • Construction Year 1955
Latest Transactions
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1982-1983 ACHL 68 51 7 10 - - 376 208 111 1 Champion
1983-1984 ACHL 72 43 5 24 - - 381 300 91 1 Final loss
1984-1985 ACHL 64 53 1 11 - - 374 228 107 1 Champion
1985-1986 ACHL 62 49 6 13 - - 395 220 104 1 Champion
1986-1987 ACHL 54 23 0 31 - - 252 278 48 4 Semifinal loss
1987-1988 AAHL 49 34 0 15 - - 355 182 68 2 Did not make playoffs
1988-1989 ECHL 60 27 - 32 - 1 266 329 55 4 Champion
Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. John Torchetti (F) 231 195 211 406
2. Brian Carroll (F) 265 156 230 386
3. Michel Lanouette (F) 276 161 200 361
4. Randy Irving (D) 312 50 214 264
5. Joe Curran (F) 150 90 160 250
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. John Torchetti (F) 231 195 211 406
2. Michel Lanouette (F) 276 161 200 361
3. Brian Carroll (F) 265 156 230 386
4. Dave Watson (F) 168 104 122 226
5. Joe Curran (F) 150 90 160 250
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brian Carroll (F) 265 156 230 386
2. Randy Irving (D) 312 50 214 264
3. John Torchetti (F) 231 195 211 406
4. Michel Lanouette (F) 276 161 200 361
5. Joe Curran (F) 150 90 160 250
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Michel Lanouette (F) 276 161 361 878
2. Randy Irving (D) 312 50 264 762
3. Brian Carroll (F) 265 156 386 687
4. Robert Doré (D) 212 24 123 597
5. Jay Fraser (F) 155 73 181 392
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Randy Irving (D) 312 50 214 264
2. Michel Lanouette (F) 276 161 200 361
3. Brian Carroll (F) 265 156 230 386
4. John Torchetti (F) 231 195 211 406
5. Robert Doré (D) 212 24 99 123
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Rick Osburn (D) 1 3 4 4.000
2. Rick Brebant (F) 14 25 49 3.500
3. Scott Rettew (F) 5 4 12 2.400
4. Steve Plaskon (F) 65 50 134 2.062
5. Benoît Laporte (F) 52 54 102 1.962
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. John Torchetti (F) 1987-1988 AAHL 49 63 71 134 2.73 134
2. Joe Curran (F) 1985-1986 ACHL 61 42 82 124 2.03 102
3. Doug McCarthy (F) 1986-1987 ACHL 54 37 73 110 2.04 55
4. Steve Plaskon (F) 1987-1988 AAHL 44 41 65 106 2.41 223
5. Benoît Laporte (F) 1983-1984 ACHL 52 54 48 102 1.96 86
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. John Torchetti (F) 1987-1988 AAHL 49 63 71 134 2.73 134
2. Benoît Laporte (F) 1983-1984 ACHL 52 54 48 102 1.96 86
3. Dave Watson (F) 1982-1983 ACHL 66 53 49 102 1.55 101
4. Andy Cozzi (F) 1985-1986 ACHL 43 52 31 83 1.93 26
5. John Torchetti (F) 1985-1986 ACHL 61 51 42 93 1.52 55
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Joe Curran (F) 1985-1986 ACHL 61 42 82 124 2.03 102
2. Doug McCarthy (F) 1986-1987 ACHL 54 37 73 110 2.04 55
3. John Torchetti (F) 1987-1988 AAHL 49 63 71 134 2.73 134
4. Steve Plaskon (F) 1987-1988 AAHL 44 41 65 106 2.41 223
5. Brian Carroll (F) 1983-1984 ACHL 68 37 65 102 1.50 174
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Alan May (F) 1986-1987 ACHL 42 23 14 37 0.88 310
2. Robert Doré (D) 1983-1984 ACHL 68 9 34 43 0.63 245
3. Robert Doré (D) 1982-1983 ACHL 65 4 34 38 0.58 224
4. Steve Plaskon (F) 1987-1988 AAHL 44 41 65 106 2.41 223
5. Brian Carroll (F) 1985-1986 ACHL 61 41 53 94 1.54 216
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Changed name to Carolina Thunderbirds after inaugural season. Changed name back to Winston-Salem Thunderbirds starting with the 1989-1990 ECHL season. Moved to Wheeling, WV after 1991-1992 ECHL season to become the Wheeling Thunderbirds. Changed name again for 1996-1997 ECHL season to the Wheeling Nailers.