Sabers Gear Up for Rematch Against Roughnecks

by James Karr

The San Diego Sabers are gearing up for an exciting rematch as they prepare to face off against the Bakersfield Roughnecks this Saturday, December 2 at Icetown Carlsbad. The Sabers are hungry for redemption after their previous encounter with the Roughnecks resulted in a 4-7 loss on November 18.

Photo by Sophia Mitchell 

In the last five games, both teams have faced their fair share of challenges. The Bakersfield Roughnecks secured a hard-fought 4-7 victory against the Sabers in their most recent clash but faced setbacks in other matchups, including a 6-1 loss against the Ontario Jr Reign. On the other hand, the Sabers have been working to bounce back from consecutive losses, with their last victory dating back to October 29 against the Vernal Oilers.

Top scorers for the Bakersfield Roughnecks include Francois-Xavier Marois leading the charge with an impressive 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists), closely followed by Theo Faucher (27 points). Meanwhile, the San Diego Sabers boast a dynamic offensive lineup with Felix Gouin leading the team with 28 points (9 goals, 19 assists), supported by Mario Paganini (27 points), Tristan Frizado (21 points), Justin Ouellet (19 points), and Jacob Therrien (17 points).

The Sabers had a brief hiatus following their last game against Bakersfield on November 18. Notably, the team faced challenges with a light bench, as several key players, including their top scorers, were suspended. This upcoming game presents an opportunity for the Sabers to showcase their resilience and bounce back with a full roster.

The puck drops at 8:00 PM this Saturday. Secure your tickets now and witness the thrilling action as these two teams battle it out on the ice! 

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