Five of our six travel teams participated in the NORCAL finals last weekend in Oakland and Vacaville. We are so proud of all of our players and coaches. Thank you for representing our hockey club with such great sportsmanship and spirit. And with three of those teams winning the NORCAL Championship this weekend the San Francisco Youth Hockey Association has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in west coast youth hockey. 

Pee Wee A, Pee Wee BB & Squirt B Advance to State Finals!

For the first time in Sabercats history, three teams are heading to CAHA State Finals! After winning their last three regular season games to barely squeak into the playoffs, Pee Wee As continued their great team play, knocking off arch-nemesis Tahoe in the championship game 3-1. Similarly, Pee Wee BBs, playing the entire season with the shortest bench in the league, again fought hard and willed themselves to victory by beating the San Jose Girls 12U team 4-2.  Finally, in Michelle Chee’s first year as head coach, the Squirt Bs capped off a strong season with a dominating 8-1 victory over Vacaville in the championship game.CAHA State Championship Playoffs are March 31 to April 2nd in San Jose. The game schedule is posted here. Come on out to support the Cats!

Pee Wee A – Front Row: Ian Holland; Middle Row (L-R) William Koukopolous, Benjamin Thurlow Lam, Theodore Koukoplous, Luke Scheible, Eamon Navin, Spencer Pirie, Kellen Sharpe; Back Row (L-R): Joshua Elias, Samuel Tateosian, Declan Donovan, Erica Paschke, Assistant Coach David Scheible, Assistant Coach Don Sharpe, Head Coach Mike Tulini, Davis Lebeck.
Pee Wee BB – Front Row (L-R): Ron David, Eli Lin, Nathan Eibshutz, Finn Scott, Spencer Kwan, Mattise Blouin, Luke Duplessis; Back Row (L-R): Oliver Budd, Cooper Vernachio, Mark Machle, Rohin Young; Not pcitured: Head Coaches Brad Young. & Paul Scott. Assistant Coaches Ofer Eibshutz & Alan Blouin.
Squirt B – Front Row (L-R): Kristian Olsen-Makdessian, Dylan Anzel, Alexander Novo, Julian Ault; Middle Row (L-R): Maren Jones, Oliver Howard, Nathan Kopman, Wolfgang Frederiksen, Colm Grieb, Cian Butler, Zachary Shapiro: Back Row (L-R): Head Coach Michelle Chee, Elliott Bercovitch, Alex Kesel, Thomas Grenier, Assistant Coach Igor Kesel, Assistant Coach Jonathan Bercovitch, Assistant Coach Alec Makdessian: Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Pierre Grenier.

High School D2 & Bantam B Teams Finish Exceptional Years

Sabercats High School D2 and Bantam B each lost hard-fought, semi-final games in their NORCAL appearances, leaving everything on the ice. In it’s inaugural season, the High School team not only made the NORCAL play-offs but won games against key, heavily-favored opponents throughout the season. Likewise, Bantams battled several key injuries and a short bench all season, yet still finished second in their division as well as winning the 12th Annual MLK Lake Tahoe Invitational Tournament. Congratulations on amazing seasons. We’ll get them next year!
Bantam B – Front Row: Ben Clement; Middle Row (L-R): Trieu Tran, Riley Goodman, Noah Raimi, Gavin Abom; Back Row (L-R): Kameron Jacob, Sahil Maurice, Quinn Klaiman, Carraig Butler, Alejandro Velasco, Erin McGlynn, Ben Ornelas Fries, Head Coach Zach McCoy.

Good luck to all of our State bound playoff teams. Congratulations to our High School D2, Bantam B and Squirt A players and coaches on great seasons.

Go Cats Go!


Elaine Paschke
SFYHA Presiden