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A Look At: Ethan Sarfati, Lambton Shores Predator – by C. Scott Holland
In his sophomore year as a GOJHL player, left winger, Ethan Sarfati, has put up some good numbers and looks to surpass his totals from 2014/15. The Lambton Shores Predators forward sits fourth in overall league scoring (as of Oct. 8th) and is the overall West Conference scoring leader with seven goals and 13 assists in 10 games played and an added 40 penalty minutes which reflects a gritty edge to the offensive winger.
When he isn’t at the rink and hockey isn’t on his mind, he loves to “help out the community.” Certainly that is an attribute that all players should undertake and it is good indicator of leadership.
As to how he manages his hectic schedule, he says, “Time management is the key to balancing home life, work and hockey.”
He feels he brings leadership and offensive skills to the Predators team, but realizes that one area of his game he really needs to improve his defensive zone work.
Having played in many different hockey arenas, he loves playing at the Lambton Shores Rec Centre because he is comfortable there. While most home arenas are the ones which players are the fondest of, he cites Sarnia’s “Brock St. Barn” as the one in which he dislikes playing. When asked why, he stated, “Because of its small size.”
The gifted forward who won the West Conference’s rookie scoring title last season and played in the GOJHL Top Prospects game added that his career highlight thus far is “winning the Michigan State AAA Midget U18 championships in 2013/14 with the Little Caesar’s team.
In the meantime, he will be a player who may yet set his sights on some Lambton Shores records, or break them and will be on the radar of scouts and schools alike.
photo credit: Dan Hickling