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Legionnaires Sign Two OHL Draft Picks
July 24, 2015

The Sarnia Legionnaires have signed two OHL draft picks,
They include, on the left, Ethan DuPont and, on the right, Brad Yowart. In the centre is head coach Mark Davis.
Photo by Anne Tigwell/Sarnia Legionnaires

By Dan McCaffery

Two OHL draft picks have signed Jr. 'B' cards with the Sarnia Legionnaires.

General manager Bob Williamson announced Thursday the team has signed Brad Yowart, a draft pick of the Oshawa Generals, and Ethan DuPont, who is the property of the Sudbury Wolves.

Yowart, a 19-year-old defenceman, has three years of Jr. 'B' experience under his belt, including one season with the Guelph Hurricanes and two with the Listowel Cyclones.

Yowart, who stands six feet tall and weighs 180 pounds, describes himself as a playmaking rearguard who will take the body if necessary.

He became available to the Legionnaires after enrolling at the Lambton College fire school.

“"I couldn't be more excited” about coming to Sarnia, the Guelph native said. “The fan base here is awesome.”

Last season, in 48 games, he had two goals and 13 assists.

Looking ahead, Yowart said he hopes to play NCAA hockey once his junior career is over.
Legionnaires head coach Mark Davis said, “He's a great offensive-defenseman. They (Listowel) used him on the powerplay.”

The bench boss added Yowart makes a good first pass when attempting to get the puck out of his own zone. “He's coming in as a 19-year-old, his leadership is going to be very important.”

Ethan DuPont, a 17-year-old Corunna native, is a gritty right winger who played with minor midget with the Lambton Jr. Sting before spending last winter with the Jr. 'C' Mooretown Flags.

The Sudbury Wolves web site describes him as "a grinder who excels at winning battles in corners and in front of the net. He is a quick, tough kid. He has some development to do physically, but as he gets bigger he could progress as a spark plug."

Asked to describe his style, DuPont said he plays a physical brand of hockey. “I'm an energy player, I like to hit,” he said.

Standing 5'10 and weighing in at 170 pounds, he played 33 games with the Flags last year, scoring seven goals and setting up seven others. He also amassed 107 penalty minutes.

Coach Davis said, “Dupey is a tough right winger that works the corners...He's a warrior.”

Davis added DuPont is not afraid to go into dirty areas, has a heavy shot and works hard in practise.

A graduate of Sir John Moore elementary school in Corunna, DuPont is currently a student at St. Pat's High School in Sarnia.

He eventually hopes to play in the OHL.






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