Sunday, 10 October 2010

De Serres Clears Waivers, On Way to QMJHL

The Brandon Wheat Kings' goaltender Jacob De Serres is on his way to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The 20-year old cleared Western Hockey League waivers on Sunday, and will head East to join the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Former Wheat Kings' head coach Mike Kelly is the Director of Hockey Operations and Associate Coach of the Sea Dogs, which likely helped the process of getting De Serres to Saint John.

"I think Saint John had a handle on a number of 20-year old goaltenders and Mike Kelly's relationship with our organization, the fact Mike was able to see Jake play last year on a couple of occasions likely helped," says Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon, "I think their reports on Jake on that he's a good person and a good goaltender."

De Serres had yet to appear in a regular season game with Brandon this season and he was caught up in the 20-year old numbers game.

Last season, De Serres had a 2.70 goals against average and a 25-5-2 record in 32 regular season games.

The Calgary product also played in 12 of Brandon's 15 playoff contests and appeared in all five of the club's games in the Memorial Cup.

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