San Diego Sabers Secure Victory Against JDM Sports Red in Thrilling Showdown

by Tomas Kapusta

Canton, MA - In a highly anticipated Chowder Cup matchup on Thursday, July 20, 2023, the San Diego Sabers clashed against JDM Sports Red in a thrilling hockey game that kept the fans at the Canton Ice House on the edge of their seats. The Sabers displayed their prowess on the ice, securing a 5-2 victory over their opponents.

The first period kicked off with intense action, as both teams fought fiercely to gain the upper hand. The Sabers struck first, with Gonzalo Almanza netting a goal at the 12:46 mark, followed closely by Cecil Belda, extending the lead to 2-0. However, JDM Sports Red showed their determination, and Thomas Matte responded with a goal of his own at the 16:16 mark, narrowing the gap to 2-1.

As the second period commenced, the intensity only grew, with the Sabers showing no signs of slowing down. Mario Paganini battled past the goaltender, further extending their lead. Caleb Kallemyn quickly followed suit, capitalizing on an assist from Isaiah Fernandez, bringing the score to 4-1. JDM Sports Red, unwilling to back down, rallied back as Tim Parker found the back of the net, cutting the deficit to 4-2.

As the clock ticked down, the Sabers maintained their strong performance, and Caleb Kallemyn sealed the victory with an empty-net goal at the 24:51 mark, solidifying the final score of 5-2 in favor of the San Diego Sabers.

The game showcased an impressive display of skill from both teams, with standout performances from various players. Thomas Matte of JDM Sports Red proved his worth with a goal and an assist, while Sam Burcal displayed impressive goaltending skills despite the loss.

On the other side, the San Diego Sabers saw contributions from multiple players. Ethan Fitzgerald stood tall in the net, earning the well-deserved win with some crucial saves. Gonzalo Almanza, Cecil Belda, Mario Paganini, and Caleb Kallemyn all made crucial contributions to the team's offensive success.

The game saw limited power-play opportunities, with both teams effectively shutting down their opponent's man-advantage opportunities. The Sabers and JDM Sports Red each managed to kill off all penalties, maintaining a level playing field throughout the game.

The San Diego Sabers gear up for Game 2 of the Chowder Cup tomorrow afternoon! The puck drops at 5:10 PM EST, as they face off against the formidable DevCo Hockey at none other than the iconic Foxboro Sports Center Rink! 


Save the date! From August 18 to 20, 2023, the San Diego Sabers will be hosting their annual Prep Camp at Icetown Carlsbad in Carlsbad, California.

This opportunity is open to players born in the years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, providing an exceptional platform for enhancing skills and preparing for the upcoming season.

Throughout the weekend, participants can expect an intensive schedule featuring rigorous practices, tailored strength & conditioning sessions, invigorating beach workouts, and competitive games officiated by qualified referees. Additionally, each player will receive a personalized exit interview to help chart their growth.

In recognition of the camp's significance, the event will be streamed live by LiveArena, showcasing the talent and commitment on display during this enriching experience.

Given the overwhelming demand for the Sabers' April NCDC camp, early application is strongly advised, as space for this Prep Camp is limited. Don't miss this chance to secure your spot and take part in an extraordinary hockey development opportunity with the San Diego Sabers.

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