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Game Six Monday In Saskatoon

April 12, 2010 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Brandon Wheat Kings News Release

Saskatoon, Sask. -- The Brandon Wheat Kings have enjoyed considerable success at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon this season and they'll be hoping that trend continues tonight as they face off against the Blades in game six of their Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Semi-Final.

A victory on Monday night would clinch the best of seven series for the Wheat Kings, who grabbed a 3 games to two series lead on Saturday night with an exciting 3-2 victory over Saskatoon at Westman Communications Group Place.

Besides winning the first two games of this series on the road in Saskatoon, the Wheat Kings collected five of a possible eight points during four trips to Credit Union Centre during the regular season.

The Wheat Kings, who compiled a 22-12-1-1 record away from home during the regular season, are currently unbeaten (4-0-0) on the road during the 2010 WHL playoffs.

Former Seattle Thunderbird netminder Jacob De Serres, who turned aside 38 Saskatoon shots in game five to improve his playoff record to 6-1 is expected to get the starting assignment on Monday and he's looking forward to another exciting game.

"Games like that (Saturday night) don't typically happen during the regular season," DeSerres told Rob Henderson of the Brandon Sun on Saturday night. "Right from the start, I was just thinking throughout the game, 'This has got to be one of the most exciting games to watch.' . It's fun to be a part of (and) it feels amazing when you win."

In seven playoff games this year, De Serres has compiled a .906 save percentage and a 2.62 goals against mark.

Steven Stanford, who was brilliant during the past three games in Brandon, is a safe bet to get the call for the Blades, who are 2-2 in four playoff home games this spring.

18-year old Saskatoon product Brayden Schenn, who would like nothing better than to beat the Blades in his hometown, enters game six tonight as the Wheat Kings' playoff scoring leader with seven goals and 13 points. Defenceman Colby Robak is next with eleven points followed by Brent Raedeke and Aaron Lewadniuk with ten points each.

The winner of this series will meet Calgary in the Eastern Conference Final, after the Hitmen stopped the Tigers 3-2 Sunday night in Medicine Hat to win that best of seven series in six games.

Should a seventh and deciding game be necessary in this series, it will be played Wednesday night - back in Brandon.

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