George Dupont

George Dupont came to Acadia University in 1989 after growing up and playing his minor and junior hockey in Eastern Ontario. He graduated from Acadia University in 1993 and returned in 1994, was captain of Acadia’s first CIS hockey National Championship team in ’93 and earned the Major W.J. ‘Danny’ McLeod award as tournament MVP.
He won the AUS scoring title that year, too, with 57 points on 13 goals and 44 assists. He was a league and CIAU first-team all-star that season and was awarded for the second time the honour of being named Acadia University male athlete of the year. That same year he was recognized as a CIS All-Canadian and awarded the Bauer/Hockey News Canadian University Player of the Year.
“George Dupont was a true leader in every sense,” says Tom Coolen, who was behind the bench for Acadia’s 1993 12-1 national championship victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. “He was focused, determined and skilled, and wouldn’t allow any of his fellow teammates to waiver from our goal of winning a national championship.”

George continued his playing career in Europe and North America. He played minor professional hockey for the Oklahoma City Blazers in the CHL, where he won many team and league awards. It was in Oklahoma City where George met his wife, Amy. George and Amy were married in August 1997 and have three children: Danielle, Kate and Jacob.
After a few years coaching and managing hockey teams in different parts of North America, George and his family returned to live in Oklahoma City, where George is currently the Mid-Continent Regional Manager for Pason Systems USA, a company that provides instrumentation for land-based oil rigs.
The Acadia Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to induct, in the athlete category, a great leader on and off the ice and Canadian University Player of the Year, George Dupont.