Sabers Set to Shine in 2nd Annual USPHL Vegas Showcase

by James Karr

Las Vegas, NV - December 17, 2023

The San Diego Sabers are ready to hit the ice in Las Vegas as they participate in the 2nd annual USPHL Vegas Showcase. This premier event, taking place from Sunday, December 17, through Thursday, December 21, will unfold entirely at the renowned City National Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. What makes this year's edition particularly special is that it will be the first time the entire showcase is held at City National Arena, the practice home of the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights.

The showcase will play host to a gathering of talent from across the USPHL, featuring all seven USPHL Premier Pacific Division teams and all five Northwest Division teams. Adding to the excitement, special guests from outside the league's west region will also be in attendance, including the Metro Jets (Great Lakes Division), Metro Jets Development Program (Midwest East), Battle Creek Kernels (Midwest East), Isanti Outlaws, and Steele County Blades (both from the Midwest West Division).

One of the primary attractions of the USPHL Vegas Showcase is the presence of college coaches and scouts, creating a unique opportunity for players to showcase their skills and catch the attention of esteemed college programs. For the Sabers, this exposure could be a game-changer as players look to advance to post-secondary hockey programs.

The Sabers kick off their showcase journey with an early morning matchup against the Isanti Outlaws at 8:00 AM on City National Arena's Rink A. This encounter marks the first meeting between these two franchises in their history, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the showdown.

As the Sabers navigate through their schedule in Las Vegas, the team is poised to demonstrate their prowess on the ice and make a lasting impression on college coaches and scouts in attendance. The showcase serves as a crucial platform for players to not only compete against formidable opponents but also to position themselves for potential opportunities at the collegiate level.

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Sabers Showcase Schedule:

Mon, Dec 18 -  8:00 am PST 

vs Isanti Outlaws   

City National Arena Summerlin Hospital Rink A              

Mon, Dec 18 - 5:40 pm PST

vs Rogue Valley Royals

City National Arena Ghost Energy Rink B               

Tue, Dec 19 - 5:40 pm PST

at Casper Roughnecks

City National Arena Ghost Energy Rink B               

Wed, Dec 20 - 4:00 pm PST

at Seattle Totems

City National Arena Summerlin Hospital Rink A