Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Former Wheat Kings' Goaltender Headed Home

Jacob DeSerres
Jacob DeSerres is headed home.

The former Brandon Wheat Kings' goaltender has committed to the University of Calgary Dinos for the upcoming season.

DeSerres, 21, moved to Calgary from Ontario during his childhood and played his midget hockey with the Calgary Buffaloes.

Last season, DeSerres led the Saint John Sea Dogs to the 2011 Memorial Cup title after spending the majority of the 2009-2010 season with the Wheat Kings.

After being waived through the WHL in October, DeSerres joined the Sea Dogs and went on to capture the QMJHL's Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy for best goals-against average (2.22) while also recording a .916 save percentage.

With the Dino's, DeSerres joins two other former WHLers in reigning CIS Goaltender of the Year Dustin Butler and Kris Lazaruk.

"DeSerres had a great year and we're very excited to have a goaltender of his calibre coming to us," said Dinos' head coac Mark Howell, a former Wheat Kings' assistant, "He is going to add great value to the goaltending position for our club, where we already have two of the best players in the country. It will be an excellent challenge for all three of them.”

In addition to DeSerres, the Dinos also announced that former WHLers Dylan Hood and Thomas Frazee will join the program this season.

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