Brandon Wheat Kings

Brandon, Manitoba – ScotiaMcLeod, in association with the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, is pleased to announce that over $500 has been raised in this year’s “Saves for Big Brothers and Sisters” campaign.

During the 2011-12 regular season, each save made by Brandon goalkeepers Corbin Boes and Brandon Anderson at Westman Place will result in a donation of $1 to Brandon’s Big Brothers and Sisters.

In Brandon’s first eighteen home games, the club has been giving up an average of 31 shots on goal and the netminding tandem of Boes and Anderson have teamed up to make a total of 561 saves – for a save percentage of .898.

Boes, who has been sidelined indefinitely with a broken hand, has made 326 saves in twelve home ice appearances while Anderson has stopped 235 opposition shots in seven games played at Westman Place.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters is a wonderful community minded organization and together with the “saves” from the Brandon Wheat Kings, we hope to help make a positive difference in local children’s lives.,” says ScotiaMcLeod Wealth Advisor Len Schneider.

The Brandon Big Brothers agency was incorporated as a charitable organization in 1972, with a more representative amalgamation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brandon occurring in 1981.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is a national organization that was initiated in 1913 and was formally chartered in 1964, that is dedicated to positively impacting the development of children from single parent families. There are over 180 community agencies across the country, each with their own Board of Directors and specific community activities and objectives.

On the ice, the Wheat Kings will return to Brandon on Boxing Day following an 11-day Christmas break and will play host to the visiting Regina Pats and Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday and Friday, December 28th and 30th. Friday’s game will feature the annual “Family Skate Night”, presented by 880 CKLQ, 94.7 Star FM and The Home Depot. Fans are being encouraged to bring their skates to the game and join the players on the ice for a “free” public skate following the contest.

Brandon is currently sitting in second place in the WHL’s Eastern Division with a record of 20-14-1-1.

Tickets to both of next week’s Holiday Season home games are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at ticketmaster.ca The Keystone Centre box office will be open all day Thursday and Friday, December 22nd and 23rd, before closing for Christmas. The box office will reopen on Wednesday, December 28th at 1pm.

Scotia Mcleod is a leading financial services firm offering total solutions including investments, wealth management and financial planning. In addition to the donation, ScotiaMcLeod purchased a pair of 2011-12 Season Tickets for Big Brothers and Sisters.