Three more players have confirmed that they will be taking part in the Wallace McCain Memorial Alumni Game.
The Sea Dogs Foundation and Children's Wish Foundation announced via press release today that defensemen Yann Sauve and Eric Gelinas along with goaltender Robert Mayer have been added to the roster.
Sauve, the first overall pick in the 2006 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft, played five games with the Vancouver Canucks in 2010-11. A second-round pick of Vancouver in the 2008 National Hockey League Draft, Sauve spent this past season with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves and the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings.
The Sea Dogs acquired Gelinas in a deal during the holiday trading period in 2010-11. It worked out well as Gelinas helped the Sea Dogs win the 2011 President Cup and Memorial Cup. A second-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in 2009, Gelinas made his NHL debut this past season.
Mayer just signed a two-year extension with the Montreal Canadiens. Although he has not seen NHL action, he has been a backup. Mayer has spent his entire pro career in the Canadiens system, mostly with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Inaugural Wallace McCain Memorial Alumni Weekend will be held from Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th. The game will take place at Harbour Station at 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 24th featuring former Saint John Sea Dogs vs. UNB Varsity Reds alumni. Ticket packages are on sale now.
Today’s press release also named some of the players who will be suiting up for the V-Reds. Their roster will include former Sea Dogs goaltender Travis Fullerton, Craig Soke, Dion Campbell, Kyle Werner, Ryan Burgoyne, Ryan Seymour, Stacy Smallman, Jordan Clendenning, Kevin Werner, Chad Denny, and Steve Pearce.