Sabers Face Jr Reign in First Regular Season Series

by James Karr

Friday, Nov. 3 @ 8:40 PM, Ontario Center Ice Arena

Saturday, Nov. 4 @ 8:00 PM, Icetown Carlsbad


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The San Diego Sabers are gearing up for their first regular season series against I-15 rivals, Ontario Jr Reign. This highly anticipated matchup follows their two preseason games in late September, setting the stage for an exciting clash on the ice.

San Diego Notes

The Sabers have had a challenging start to the season with a record of 3-10-1-0. However, they recently broke a losing streak with a thrilling 4-5 victory over the Vernal Oilers in their last game on October 29. Despite a tough season, the Sabers are determined to turn things around and use this series as an opportunity to make their mark.

It's worth noting that the Sabers have strengthened their roster with the addition of Mario Paganini from the Vernal Oilers. Paganini brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record, having accumulated 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) in his 10 games with the Oilers.

Additionally, the Sabers have acquired Drew Mazza from the Long Beach Shredders. Mazza has contributed 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists) in his 13 games with the Shredders.

Key players to watch for the Sabers include Felix Gouin, Justin Ouellet, Tristan Frizado, Jacob Therrien, and Jackson Litzinger, who have been leading the team in scoring.

Felix Gouin leads the team with 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists), followed closely by Justin Ouellet with 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists). The Sabers' offensive firepower will be instrumental in their quest for success.

Ontario Notes

On the other side, the Ontario Jr Reign has been enjoying a strong season, boasting a record of 9-4-0-0. They are currently on a five-game winning streak, with a convincing 1-7 victory over the Vernal Oilers in their last outing on October 30.

Key players for the Ontario Jr Reign include Kaedin Larocque-Wolfe, Rhys Doyle, Cooper Kantola, Nicholas Fiolleau, and Christopher Lai, who has been instrumental in their impressive run.

Kaedin Larocque-Wolfe is leading the team with an impressive 25 points (17 goals, 8 assists), while Rhys Doyle and Cooper Kantola follow closely with 18 points each. The Jr Reign's power play and penalty killing have also been outstanding, giving them an edge in special teams.