Sabers head to Long Beach for rematch with Shredders

by James Karr

Date: Friday, January 19, 2024

Venue: Lakewood Ice

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM

Live Stream:FloHockey TV

As the San Diego Sabers lace up their skates for a Friday night showdown at Lakewood Ice, they enter the game with a mix of determination and resilience. Having faced a challenging series in Fresno that left some players nursing injuries, the Sabers aim to bounce back against the Long Beach Shredders in what promises to be an intense matchup. Despite the setbacks from the previous weekend, the San Diego Sabers are fortunate to retain their starting lineup for this crucial encounter. 

The Shredders find themselves grappling with a series of setbacks, having endured a challenging stretch with ten consecutive losses in their recent games. Interestingly, their last taste of victory dates back to November 17th, a surprising triumph against the Sabers in Carlsbad. Remarkably, the Shredders and Sabers have clashed six times this season, with the Shredders emerging victorious in five out of six matchups, showcasing a consistent edge over the Sabers. However, it's worth noting that the Sabers secured a resounding victory in their most recent encounter with a commanding 12-2 scoreline. This turnaround occurred following a significant overhaul in the Shredders' roster, adding an intriguing layer to the dynamics of this upcoming faceoff.

Key Scorers 

San Diego Sabers

  • Mario Paganini (#19): 21 goals, 36 assists, 57 points
  • Tristan Frizado (#88): 18 goals, 27 assists, 45 points
  • Justin Ouellet (#28): 22 goals, 18 assists, 40 points

Long Beach Shredders

  • Conner Nieto (#4): 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points
  • Brian Mantooth (#12): 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points
  • Ben Strutt (#15): 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 points

Recent Performances

San Diego Sabers

  • 5-11 Loss at Fresno Monsters (2024-01-13)
  • 0-4 Loss at Fresno Monsters (2024-01-12)
  • 3-9 Loss at Fresno Monsters (2024-01-11)
  • 3-1 Win at Seattle Totems (2023-12-20)
  • 6-5 Win at Casper Roughnecks (2023-12-19)

Long Beach Shredders

  • 3-7 Loss at Bakersfield Roughnecks (2024-01-14)
  • 0-16 Loss at Bakersfield Roughnecks (2024-01-13)
  • 0-11 Loss at Bakersfield Roughnecks (2024-01-12)
  • 9-0 Loss vs Bakersfield Roughnecks (2024-01-06)
  • 5-0 Loss vs Bakersfield Roughnecks (2024-01-05)

Watch the Action Live

For fans unable to make it to Lakewood Ice, the game will be streamed live on FloHockey TV, providing an opportunity to witness the intensity and excitement as the San Diego Sabers aim to secure a much-needed victory against the Long Beach Shredders. 

Stream on FloHockey