Team Logo. The Winston-Salem Thunderbirds were a team in the ECHL. They lost in the finals their first season under this name. In 1992 they moved to West Virginia and became the Wheeling Thunderbirds. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/Winston-Salem_Thunderbirds?oldid=11160" Categories: Former ECHL Teams Teams in North Carolina Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.