The Battle for Interstate 15 Begins Tonight in Carlsbad

by Tomas Kapusta

The San Diego Sabers will begin the 2021-2022 season against new division rivals - Ontario Jr Reign. The puck drops tonight at 9:45 PM at Icetown Carlsbad.

What you need to know ahead of the game against the Ontario Jr Reign:

When: September 25 at 9:45 pm PT 

Where: Icetown Carlsbad


Team Records:

San Diego: 0 - 0 - 0 (0 pts)

Ontario: 0 - 0 - 0 (0 pts)

Previous Matchup:

The two teams met a week earlier in an exhibition game where San Diego fell 5-2.

San Diego Notes:

2003 Defenseman Dylan Travis will be returning this year after missing a majority of last season due to injury.  He has been on the ice and training all summer and looking to make an impact right away.  2001 Goalie Justin Lakin is returning and the Sabers expect big things in net out of him again. 2004 forward Carson Brown joined the team last season while they were in Tampa at the Hub City and he is coming back ready to make a splash.  Carson had the end of the season last year to adjust to the game at the junior level and kept improving with each game.  

2001 Forward Luke Avedesian is joining the team from Quebec He comes from Trinity College Prep and brings another level to the Sabers offense.  2001 defenseman Ludvig Nilsson comes to the Sabers by way of Sweden and brings a level of professionalism along with being an offensive threat from the back end.  

Ontario Notes:

Junah Croteau looks to be an offensive catalyst. "His work ethic, elite vision, and skill set will make his teammates around him better," said Head Coach Jeremy Blumes.

Jackson Wade is a reliable, steady, defenseman that plays hard every night. "Along with being a presence on the back end, he has an equally big impact off the ice with his positive personality, and team-first mentality,” said Head Coach Jeremy Blumes.