Sabers establish affiliation with Vancouver Golden Panthers

by San Diego Sabers

CARLSBAD, SAN DIEGO, VANCOUVER - The San Diego Sabers are excited to announce they have established an affiliation with the Vancouver Golden Panthers.

The Vancouver Golden Panthers, located within British Columbia's lower mainland, offer the opportunity to work with professional coaches and staff. Their program emphasizes giving athletes the highest exposure possible while developing their skills, both on and off the ice.

The Vancouver Golden Panthers, led by Spencer and Scott McHaffie, currently offer teams at the U13, U15, U16, and U18 prep.

"Scott and Spencer, along with their staff, have done an admirable job building their program," said General Manager Domenick DiCicco. "The Sabers predict a bright future for their program thanks to their ability to develop athletes and provide opportunities to compete at the next level."

Spencer and Scott McHaffie signed out of the 2011 spring camp for the BCHL Prince George Spruce Kings. The following season, they competed for the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL. The brothers feel strongly that the Junior A experience can help the development of their athletes.

"The Golden Panthers are excited to be establishing our affiliation with the San Diego Sabers Junior A team of the USPHL," said Spencer McHaffle. "The Sabers run an amazing program led by Domenick DiCicco, and we look forward to providing our athletes with the opportunity to play in San Diego."

This newly established affiliation between the San Diego Sabers and Vancouver Golden Panthers strives to be fruitful for both parties. This affiliation will provide the San Diego Sabers a strong foothold in the market as General Manager Domenick DiCicco stated the team seeks to recruit athletes from the British Columbia region.

"I believe that the partnership between the San Diego Sabers and Vancouver Golden Panthers will bring continued success for years to come," said Spence McHaffle. "This new affiliation with the San Diego Sabers gives our U16 and U18 athletes the ability to excel and compete at the Junior A level within our program."

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