SAINT JOHN, NB - The Sea Dogs Foundation and Children's Wish Foundation are very proud to announce the addition of three former Sea Dogs to the confirmed roster for the Wallace McCain Memorial Alumni Game.
Yann Sauve, the Sea Dogs first pick, first overall, in the 2006 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League entry draft has confirmed he will play. Sauve was selected in the 2nd round, 41st overall, by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with the Canucks on Feb. 15, 2011 against the Minnesota Wild.
Eric Gelinas helped the Sea Dogs win the 2011 President and MasterCard Memorial Cups. The New Jersey Devils selected Gelinas in the 2nd round, 54th overall in 2009. The big defenceman was acquired by the Sea Dogs on Jan. 5, 2011 as they geared up to make the deep playoff run. He made his NHL debut on April 25, 2013 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Rounding out the latest additions is Robert Mayer who signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens on June 7th. Mayer was selected 3rd overall in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft by the Sea Dogs in 2007. Undrafted in the NHL, Mayer signed as a free agent with the Canadiens on Sept. 25, 2008. In the 2009-10 season with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League, Mayer took them all the way, capturing the ECHL's Kelly Cup and grabbing playoff MVP honours in the process. He has been called up to the big club several times and backed up Peter Dubaj on May 9, 2013 during the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs.
UNB Varsity Reds Alumni
The UNB Varsity Reds Alumni roster is also starting to come together. Heading the list is former Sea Dog Travis Fullerton, who will play for the Varsity Reds Alumni in the charity game. Also confirmed on the UNB side are Craig Soke, Dion Campbell, Kyle Werner, Ryan Burgoyne, Ryan Seymour, Stacy Smallman, Jordan Clendenning, Kevin Werner, Chad Denny and Steve Pearce.
For VIP packages, please contact the Sea Dogs administration office. For single-game tickets, please contact the Harbour Station Box Office at 657-1234 or visit tickets.harbourstation.ca.
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