The entire Sabercats family is mourning the loss of Michael. He was a beloved teammate, hardworking player, and a joy to coach and be around. A beautiful soul, with aspirations of playing in the NHL, Michael will be deeply missed.
The outpouring of support from the broader hockey community has been overwhelming. From our fiercest local rivals to clubs throughout California and beyond, we have felt truly embraced. Michael will always be part of us and we will continue to honor his memory.
At this time, our thoughts are with Michael’s mother and father, Susan and Li, and sister, Michelle, as well as their entire family.
Sticks out for Michael.
Join us at Yerba Buena this Spring for our Sabercats/Golden State Elite (GSE) Player Development Program (PDP)! Our Spring PDP is available for all ages (8u-18u), and will run April 9th through June 14th for 10 weeks of intense training to prepare players for tryouts. You’ll skate 2x a week with your 2024-25 coaches and players.
($575) Spring PDP registration includes:
  • PDP Spring jersey
  • Skating 2x week (one age-based practice, one skills camp)
  • 10 weeks of training (20 practices)
  • Goalie and Skating Coaching
  • Spring games between our GSE partners (Cupertino and Vacaville)
Please find the schedule below – coaching assignments are coming soon. If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Casey ( or Coach George (  Please reach out to Cristina ( for a sibling discount code.
8U: 2016 and younger
10U: 2014 and 2015
12U: 2012 and 2013
14U: 2010 and 2011
16U: 2008 and 2009
18U: 2006 and 2007
Sabercats Spring 2024 Schedule:
Day Group
5:30pm-6:30pm 10u
6:45pm-7:45pm 18u GSE
6:30pm-7:30pm 14u-18u Skills Camp
5:30pm-6:30pm 12u
6:45pm-7:45pm 16u/HS
7:15pm-8:15pm 14u
6:45am-7:45am 8u
7:15am-8:45am 8u
9:00am-10:00am Litte Sharks
10:00am-11:00am 10u-12u Skills Camp
11:15am-12:15pm 18u GSE
*Please note that 18u GSE is invite-only. For inquiries please contact Coach Casey (
Over the weekend of December 16-17, a capacity crowd turned out for the hotly contested Sabercats House League Championships.

On the cross-ice rink, the players of the “Simba” division left it all on the ice over the two-day competition, backed up by the unreal goaltending of Luke Burgess and Quincy Gates. The players dazzled the fans with their intensity and skills, like James Lister’s insane dangles and ultimately, Mikhail Ivonin’s last-second game-winning goal in the finals. In sweet victory, the Penguins – Mikhail, Remy Lu, Patrick Pender, Everly Rice, and Emmett Still – lifted the Nilsen Cup as this season’s champions. The Nilsen Cup is named in honor of TJ Nilsen, a Sabercats alum who played for and with many of our current Sabercats coaches. Sadly, TJ left us in March 2022 when he was hit by a drunk driver. TJ loved everything about hockey, especially his friends and the pure joy of playing. The lifting of the Nilsen cup embodies this love of the game.

On the big rink, the “Lion-O” division was backstopped by veteran goaltenders Cora Lu and Ian Halldorson. The action was fierce, with players battling to the very end, highlighted by Calvin Kittenbrink’s last-minute tying goal in the semis followed by Hiro Bosa’s sudden death winning goal to vault the Penguins into the championship game. There they met the salary-cap-busting team of Elijah Guendia, William Santiago, Alex Santiago, Jai McGoldrick, and Keenan Eltawil – where William’s Makar-inspired performance and Elijah’s two-goal final shift iced the championship and title to the Korcsinszky Cup for the Blackhawks. The cup’s namesake, Coach Peter Korcsinszky, was the long-time director of hockey operations for the Sabercats and a driving force behind what the Sabercats are today. Though he now lives in his native Hungary, his love of the program lives on through the players, the coaches, and of course, the Korcsinszky Cup!