Legionnaires Sign Two OHL Draft Picks
July 24, 2015
Legionnaires have signed two OHL
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
By Dan McCaffery
Two OHL draft picks have signed
Jr. 'B' cards with the Sarnia
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
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'
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
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
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