Former Halifax Mooseheads goalie Mark Yetman has decided to play university hockey for the Brock Badgers.
The 20-year-old from Mount Pearl, N.L., made the decision official this week after flying to St. Catharines, Ont., to spend three days visiting the campus. He hopes to spend four or five seasons with the Badgers while getting his university degree and then wants to pursue a career in the pros.
“They flew me up for three days to check out the campus and I loved it there,” said Yetman. “They have a great coach and a full-time goalie coach, which is rare in university, so (I will have a chance to) continue to work on my game.”
Yetman spent three seasons with the Mooseheads and had been their starting goaltender since February 2008. He started 55 games last season, going 16-30-5 with one shutout, a 3.89 goals-against average and a .876 save percentage.
His crowning moment with the Mooseheads came in the 2008 playoffs, when he was sensational in a memorable five-game series win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
He started 108 games in total with Halifax.
Brock went 9-14-3-2 last season, 15th of 18 teams in Ontario University Athletics.