Ethan Williams, 15, of Winnipeg, Manitoba has signed a WHL Education Contract with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Williams was drafted in the 5th Round of the 2012 Bantam Draft. The slick skating forward, who can play center or wing, finished an outstanding rookie camp and main camp with the Warriors and played in his first WHL exhibition game on August 28, 2012 against the Swift Current Broncos, scoring a goal in that action.
Williams is 5’11, 168 pounds, and finished a great year with the Pursuit of Excellence Bantam AAA in Kelowna, Washington, scoring 25 goals and adding 46 assists for 71 points. Williams can play physical, and has soft hands and a wicked shot which he uses to his advantage and is a big part of his offensive arsenal.
“Ethan has all the tools needed to play in the WHL and a great chance to hone those skills to advance to the highest level,” said Turning Point Hockey Director Darcy Tucker. “Ethan can use his body, skating ability and hands to create scoring chances almost at will. We are very happy for Ethan’s success, and will be following him closely this season as he progresses.” Williams will play Midget AAA in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“When you watch Ethan, what immediately strikes you is his skating ability,” said Turning Point Executive Director Carlos Sosa. “The way the game is now, this tremendous skating ability is going to take Ethan a long way. Ethan has a chance to play at the highest level if his progress continues, and we look forward to helping him along the way.”
Turning Point congratulates Ethan and his family, parents Chris and Shannon, and is looking forward to seeing him achieve his goals in his hockey future.