The Western States Hockey League (WSHL) announces the sale of the San Diego Sabers, a long-standing member team since 2002 to Tomas Kapusta. The Sabers in their 15-year membership in the WSHL are one of the oldest teams in the WSHL and one of only 4 teams currently that were in existence in 2002. The Sabers will continue operation at the Iceoplex located in Escondido CA.
Tomas Kapusta a resident of Irvine, the Edmonton Oilers 5th round draft pick and Olympian played professionally in Canada, Finland, Czech Republic. Tomas played the end of his professional ice hockey career in Southern California formerly with the Long Beach Ice Dogs. Kapusta spent 10 years coaching at the Junior Kings and is a coach with the former Wildcats and now newly branded Junior Reign Youth Hockey Club whose youth membership are headquartered in Riverside and Carlsbad.
With connections, both in the California youth hockey leagues coupled with his strong ties to the European hockey clubs, the Sabers should see a influx in high quality players coming to the Sabers to compete for the 17-18 Thorne Cup.