Yetman facing trial

Cats goalie up on numerous sexual assault charges

Andrea Gunn
Published on October 22, 2012

Cataracts goalie Mark Yetman is before an Ontario Superior Court on five charges, including sexual assault, for an incident that allegedly occurred in 2009. He is pictured here playing with the Cats during a game last season.

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Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts goalie Mark Yetman might not be playing in the opening games of the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League this weekend.

The St. John’s native is busy standing trial in St. Catherine’s Superior Court for a sexual assault that allegedly took place in 2009.

According to various media outlets, the incident is said to have occurred when the now 24-year-old Yetman was attending and playing hockey for Brock University in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

Yetman is up on two charges of sexual assault, two charges of sexual assault involving choking, and one count of threatening bodily harm.

According to a St. Catharine’s Superior Court clerk, the jury was chosen this past Monday, and the trial started the next day. Two weeks are being allocated for the completion of the trial.

The names of the two complainants in this matter are being withheld.

Yetman was a star goalie for the Cataracts in past two seasons, and one of the best in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League. He was also a big factor in the team’s Herder win in 2011.

While Yetman is still listed as a goalie for the upcoming season, it is not known when he will be returning to play with the Cataracts.