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Legionnaires sign a pair of OHL draft picks

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Dan McCaffery

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

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

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.

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

The Sudbury Wolves website 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.”

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.

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


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