SAINT JOHN – One of the key components in the Saint John Sea Dogs’ Memorial Cup victory will be at Harbour Station tomorrow night for ‘Night of Champions.’
The Sea Dogs announced today that goaltender Jacob DeSerres will be in-house tomorrow evening as the team hands out their championship rings and raise their banners to the rafters.
DeSerres, who Saint John claimed off waivers from the Western Hockey League last October, went 27-3-0 in the regular season with a goals against average of 2.22 and a save percentage of 0.916. He was solid in the post-season as well, going 12-3-0 with 2.00 GAA and a 0.916 save percentage.
In the Memorial Cup, the overager went 3-0 with a 1.82 GAA and a 0.946 save percentage. He was unreal in the Memorial Cup final, making 34 stops to redeem himself of the 9-1 loss he suffered in the final a year prior with the Brandon Wheat Kings.
DeSerres joined the University of Calgary Dinos in the off-season.
A limited number of tickets remain for tomorrow night’s historic match. The Sea Dogs take on the Chicoutimi Saguennens at 7pm.
The Sea Dogs also announced today that an “authentic goalie stick used by Jacob DeSerres during the team’s 2011 run to the Memorial Cup championship” will be put up for auction. The starting bid is $77.11, representing Saint John’s 77-11 overall record last season.
“Our team gets requests from all over the world for Sea Dogs merchandise and memorabilia,” said Sea Dogs President Wayne Long in a release. “We have held auctions on special game nights over the years, but we recognize that not all of our fans are able to come to Saint John for a game. This online auction is a great way for our fans far and wide to own a piece of Sea Dogs history. What better way to launch than with an authentic piece of Memorial Cup memorabilia on the weekend we are celebrating the championships.”
You can bid on the stick by clicking here.