Las Vegas Thunderbirds
|Las Vegas Thunderbirds|
|City||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|League||Western States Hockey League|
|Home arena||SoBe Ice Arena|
Corey St. Germain
|General manager||Bill Modrich|
|Head coach||Dave Hrysky|
The Las Vegas Thunderbirds are a United Hockey Union-sanctioned junior ice hockey team in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). The Thunderbirds play their home games at the SoBe Ice Arena beginning with the 2019–20 season.
Team ownership includes Corey St. Germain, while its president is former NHL player John Marks. A first-round selection (ninth overall) in the 1968 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, Marks has coached at the junior level as well as professional hockey. He retired from coaching in 2015 after four seasons leading the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League.
- "Las Vegas adds Thunderbirds hockey team". Western States Hockey League. February 14, 2019.
- "WSHL returning to Las Vegas with new Thunderbirds franchise". California Rubber Magazine. March 26, 2019.
- "Las Vegas Thunderbirds to play at SoBe Ice Arena in 2019-20". Vegas Hockey. February 22, 2019.
- "Force Coach John Marks Announces Retirement". United States Hockey League. April 14, 2015.