The following excerpt is taken from a story by MARC HUDON For The Telegraph-Journal
Three Saint John Sea Dogs have completed the first step to realizing their dream of representing Canada at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Sea Dogs leading scorer Chris DiDomenico along with defencemen Yann Sauve and Alex Grant were among 47 of the country's best junior hockey players invited to Ottawa this week for the national junior team development camp.
...Sauve and Grant, who each tower a shade under six-foot-three, were two of the biggest skaters in camp.
"We're not going to shy away from anyone at any time."
Sauve in particular made his on-ice presence known, exchanging blows with Team White players on several occasions and creating havoc for opposing forwards with his physical play during an intense final scrimmage Tuesday.
"I like to play like that," said Sauve.
"I should always be playing like that. I'm a big guy and I like to play physical."
His rugged style attracted cheers from the hundreds of fans in attendance. It also garnered coveted attention from the coaching staff.