“Saves for Big Brothers and Sisters” campaign

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(ISN) – Brandon, MB. — ScotiaMcLeod, in association with the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, pleased to announce that over $900 was raised during this year’s “Saves for Big Brothers and Sisters” campaign.

During the 2014-15 regular season, each save made by Brandon goalkeepers Jordan Papirny, Alex Moodie and Logan Thompson at Westman Place resulted in a donation of $1 to Brandon’s Big Brothers and Sisters.

In Brandon’s thirty-six home games, the club’s netminders combined to stop 906 shots, meaning a cheque for $906 will be donated to Big Brothers and Sisters by ScotiaMcLeod.

The cheque presentation will be made during Game 5 of the WHL’s Eastern Conference Semi-Final between Brandon and Regina, scheduled for Friday night at Westman Place.

During the regular season, Papirny, who led the league this year with 44 wins, compiled a stellar 2.74 goals against average and a .910 save percentage in 59 appearances. The former first round bantam draft choice has played in all nine of Brandon’s playoff games as well, posting a 2.00 goals against and a .939 save percentage.

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.

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 2014-15 Season Tickets for Big Brothers and Sisters.

On the ice, the Wheat Kings will be hoping to secure a trip to the Eastern Conference Final when they host Regina on Friday. Brandon leads the best of seven series three games to one following Wednesday’s dramatic 3-2 overtime victory in Regina.

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