During the season, French-speaking Wolves players visit local high school French classes. The students prepare questions for the players and address them in French giving students the opportunity to both listen and speak with a native French speaker. Teachers help coordinate the curriculum with the team.
Meet Yann Sauve
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 213 lbs.
Hometown: Rigaud, Quebec, Canada
Birthday: February 18, 1990
Fun Fact: Beside hockey, Yann also played basketball and baseball in high school
Get To Know Yann
01What’s one thing you haven’t done that you’d like to?
02Which living person do you most admire?
03Which words or phrases do you overuse?
04Which food did you hate as a kid and still won't eat now?
05What's a talent you wish you were born with?
Play guitar (musician)
Facts About Quebec
- Official language of Quebec is French
- Largest province in Canada (in terms of area) and the second-most populated province trailing Ontario
- In 1995, Quebec almost separated from the Canadian union
- Notable Celebrities – Celine Dion, William Shatner, Mario Lemieux, Bill Wennington, Roberto Luongo, and Glen Ford
- Je me souviens – the official motto of Quebec – means “I remember”
- Top sports are hockey, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling (snowmobile was invented in Quebec), and ice fishing
THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
According to the Site for Language Management in Canada, "French is the mother tongue of an estimated 80 million people and the second language of 128 million. It is the official language in some 30 countries, including more than 50 states."
Useful French Phrases
|How are you?||Comment allez-vous?||kom-mohn tah-lay voo|
|I'm fine, thanks.||Ça va bien, merci.||sah vah bee-ahn, mehr-see.|
|My name is...||Je m’appelle…||zhuh mah-pehl|
|Excuse me||Excusez-moi||ehk-kew-zay mwah|
|I don't understand||Je ne comprends pas||zhuh nuh kohn-prahn pah|
|Please||S’il vous plait||see voo play|
|Do you speak English?||Parlez-vous Anglais?||pahr-lay voo ahn-leh|
|I don't know||Je ne sais pas||zheh-nuh say pah|
|Hockey player||joueur de hockey|
|The skating rink||la patinoire|
|To lace up||lacer|
|The crease||le pli|
|To (blow a) whistle||siffler|
|Goalie||gardien de but|
|Goal crease||territoire de but|
|You are good at hockey||vous êtes bon au hockey|
|Hockey stick||crosse de hockey|
|Face mask||protecteur facial|
|To play hockey||jouer au hockey|
|To check||mettre en échec|
|To clear the puck||dégager le palet|
|To score a goal||marquer un but|
|To shoot||lancer, tirer|
|Elbowing||donner de coude|
|Delay of game||avoir retardé la partie|
|High sticking||bâton élevé|
|Slashing||cingler, coup de bâton|
|Cross Checking||double- échec|
|Penalty shot||tir de pénalité|
View photos from forward Antoine Roussel's French class appearances.
View photos from defenseman Yann Sauve's French class appearances.