I still recall the first few times I saw the McAnuff brothers on the ice. They were not built like most skaters. Strong upper body, wide shoulders, they looked like elite swimmers more than short track speed skaters. Smaller skaters seemed to be impressed, probably thinking the track was already small enough and occasions to pass so rare, how would they deal now with skaters that big? One thing was sure: classic skater shape or not, Ryan and Sean McAnuff were definitely strong. If everyone in the stands at the time saw their potential, nobody could have predicted that they would have ended up skating on the World Cup circuit just a few years later.