Sabers Struggle in Weekend Series Against Roughnecks
San Diego, CA - In a weekend hockey series that took place at Carlsbad Icetown, the San Diego Sabers faced off against the Bakersfield Roughnecks, and the results were not what the Sabers' faithful had hoped for. The Sabers found themselves facing a resilient Bakersfield Roughnecks squad that secured victories in both games of the series, with final scores of 7-2 and 3-2, respectively.
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Bakersfield Roughnecks 7 - San Diego Sabers 2
The first game of the series saw the Bakersfield Roughnecks dominate the ice, emerging victorious with a commanding 7-2 scoreline. The Roughnecks quickly seized control in the first period, with Ellis and Gomez netting goals in quick succession.
The Sabers managed to cut the deficit to 2-1 with Ouellet's goal in the second period, but Bakersfield remained resolute, responding with a Faucher goal. The game was marred by penalties, with the Sabers failing to capitalize on their power-play opportunities.
In the third period, the Roughnecks continued their offensive onslaught, scoring four more goals to put the game out of reach. The Sabers, to their credit, managed to find the back of the net once more, with Frizado scoring to make it 7-2.
In the end, the Sabers were outshot 56-38 and struggled on the power play, going 0-for-9. Perry, the Sabers' goaltender, faced an onslaught of 56 shots and made 49 saves, but the Roughnecks' relentless offense proved too much to handle.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Bakersfield Roughnecks 3 - San Diego Sabers 2
The second game was a much closer affair, but the Sabers still came up short with a final score of 3-2 in favor of the Roughnecks. Faucher, Bockus, and Marois provided the scoring for Bakersfield, while Gouin and Ouellet found the back of the net for the Sabers.
The Sabers had a strong showing on the power play, converting one of their two opportunities, but it wasn't enough to secure the win. St-Denis-Lacombe, the Sabers' goaltender, faced 47 shots and made 44 saves.
Despite the Sabers' best efforts in the second game, they couldn't muster enough offense to secure a victory, and the Roughnecks left Carlsbad Icetown with a 2-0 series sweep.