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FORMER COLORADO THUNDERBIRDS,
2017 US NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM
Colorado Thunderbirds are excited to announce that former player, Troy Terry, has been selected for the 2017 US National Junior Team final roster. USA Hockey announced this final 23-man roster that will represent the United States in the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, December 26, 2016, through January 5, 2017. Colorado's Steve Miller will be assistant coach on the bench as Team USA begins play Monday, December 26, against Latvia. Games will be broadcast on NHL Network.
Troy Terry played his youth hockey at Colorado Thunderbirds 2008-2014 before moving on to play on the US National U18 Team 2014-2015, and is currently a Sophomore at University of Denver. Terry was selected in the 2015 NHL Draft by Anaheim, Round 5, 148th overall.
Troy is the son of proud parents Susan and Chuck Terry of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Colorado Thunderbirds wish Troy the best of luck with the US National Junior Team at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship!
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COLORADO THUNDERBIRDS 18U,
CALLED UP TO PLAY
SIOUX CITY FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON!
Colorado Thunderbirds are excited to announce that Colorado Thunderbirds 18U defenseman, Nikolai Lyssogor, has been called up to play for the USHL Sioux City Musketeers for the remainder of the season! Lyssogor will be in good company on the Musketeers team as he joins former Thunderbirds CJ Dodero committed to DU, Keegan Mantaro committed to Air Force Academy, Phil Knies committed to Miami of Ohio, and Anea Ferrario committed to Brown.
Nikolai Lyssogor has played for the Colorado Thunderbirds since 2010 and is currently playing on the Thunderbirds 18U team. USHL Sioux City Musketeers called Nikolai up to play a couple games with them this December. After playing a couple games, Sioux City invited Lyssogor to join their USHL team for the remainder of the season. Colorado Thunderbirds 18U Coach Kelly Hollingshead stated, "We are very proud of Nikolai and his accomplishments. He is a hard-working player and a benefit to any team who has him. We look forward to watching him progress in his hockey career as a player with the Sioux City Musketeers. Congratulations to Nikolai and his parents, Igor and Gigi."
Colorado Thunderbirds wish Nikolai and his family the best of luck in his continuing hockey career!
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IN BOSTON GLOBE
ON FORMER THUNDERBIRDS
"Live by Faith, not by Sight" is the Brandon Carlo family good luck charm and motto. There is a great article about Brandon Carlo in the Boston Globe written by Kevin Dupont. Dupont writes about Carlo's family and Brandon's path from a young boy of 4 years old who fell in love with the game of hockey to living his dream of playing defense for the NHL Boston Bruins. The article goes on to state that "with varying and untold amounts of faith, good luck, determination, hard work and natural talent," Carlo is "more than one-third of the way through the NHL season, ... [and] has piled up enough creds (most notably a bountiful 22:23 in average ice time) to be among the early favorites for NHL rookie of the year honors." Carlo credits his faith to getting him where he is today, and other than that he is "just all about his family and hockey."
Brandon Carlo played Colorado Thunderbirds from 2008-2013 before moving on to play for the Tri-City Americans in the WHL. Then this past September he made the most of his opportunity to play for the NHL Boston Bruins. Dupont states that "Denver is where Carlo's game really began to take shape when playing 5 seasons with the Thunderbirds." Brandon credits Coach Angelo Ricci as "having the biggest influence on him" and "who he feels helped him the most to shape his pro mind-set."
Brandon is the son of proud parents Lenny and Angie Carlo of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Thunderbirds wish Brandon and his family the best of luck in his continuing hockey career!
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