Sabers Gear Up for Pivotal Weekend Series Against Monsters

by James Karr

This weekend, the San Diego Sabers are set to face off against the formidable Fresno Monsters in a three-game series at Gateway Ice Center in Fresno, CA. The series kicks off with Game 1 on Thursday at 7:45 PM, followed by Game 2 on Friday at 6:00 PM, and concluding with Game 3 on Saturday at 5:00 PM.

Photo by Sophia Mitchell 

Recent Performances:

The Sabers enter this weekend on a hot streak, boasting an impressive 6-game win streak in their last five outings. Notable victories include a decisive 3-1 win against the Seattle Totems and a high-scoring 6-5 triumph over the Casper Roughnecks.

Meanwhile, the Fresno Monsters have showcased their dominance with a 5-1 win against the Steele County Blades and a solid 6-3 victory over the Battle Creek Kernels in their last two contests.

Power Plays:

Fresno has displayed a formidable power play, boasting a 31.45% success rate with 39 goals on 124 opportunities. San Diego, while slightly behind, maintains a respectable 23.18% success rate, capitalizing on 35 of their 151 power-play chances.

Players to Watch:

The Sabers' forward line, led by Mario Paganini and Tristan Frizado, has been instrumental in their recent success. Additionally, defenseman Tim Gradin has been a defensive force on the ice. All three players were recognized as USPHL Pacific Division Players of the Month for their outstanding performances at the USPHL Las Vegas Showcase in December.

Current Standings:

Fresno Monsters currently sit atop the Pacific Division, showcasing their prowess in the league. On the other hand, the Sabers are positioned in 6th place and are determined to make a significant push in the standings as they approach the latter part of the season.

With the Fresno Monsters aiming to maintain their divisional lead and the Sabers hungry for a climb in the standings, this weekend's series promises intense and exciting hockey action at Gateway Ice Center. Don't miss the thrilling matchup and stream live on FloHockey TV.