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Deserres to Pursue Education, Hockey at U of Calgary

August 24, 2011 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Saint John Sea Dogs News Release

SAINT JOHN - Another member of the MasterCard Memorial Cup champion Saint John Sea Dogs will be moving on to the next level of his hockey career.

The University of Calgary announced Wednesday that goalie Jacob DeSerres will pursue education and high-level hockey with the highly-regarded Dinos program.

The Calgary native will study arts at the university, after backstopping Saint John to the 2011 Memorial Cup with a perfect 3-0 record in the national championship tournament. DeSerres also won the Jacques Plante Trophy with the best goals-against average in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, a team-record 2.22 mark to go with four shutouts, also a club record. He registered two more shutouts and a 2.00 goals-against average in Saint John's run to the President's Cup as QMJHL champions.

"De Serres had a great year and we're very excited to have a goaltender of his calibre coming to us," Dinos hockey coach Mark Howell said in a release.

DeSerres attended a summer development camp with the Phoenix Coyotes before ultimately deciding to finish his education while continuing his hockey career at an elite level.

The university called DeSerres "one of the best goalies on the Canadian Interuniversity Sport recruiting radar." DeSerres will be hoping to help the Dinos return to Fredericton next March for the University Cup, the CIS national tournament.

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