More prison time for hockey player Mark Yetman

Published on April 10, 2013
CeeBees tender Mark Yetman made several outstanding saves late in the game to keep the Cataracts at bay.
Photo by Terry Roberts/The Compass

Mount Pearl hockey player Mark Yetman was sentenced to three years in prison this morning in a St. Catharines, Ont. courtroom after pleading guilty last Friday to a third sexual assault charge.

The federal prison sentence will be served at the same time as a sentence of two years less a day that Yetman received last month for two counts of sexual assault involving other female victims, according to the St. Catharines Standard newspaper.

Yetman was sentenced to two years less a day in prison March 22 after he was found guilty on two counts of sexual assault by a 12-person jury in St. Catharines, Ont., last October. That came about following a December 2009 incident in Thorold, Ont.

The incident from which he was sentenced Wednesday occurred Jan. 25, 2010.

“Make no mistake, this is conduct on your behalf that is simply not tolerated in our society and can never be tolerated in this society,” Judge Patrick Flynn told Yetman in the Superior Court of Justice in St. Catharines.

The 24-year-old Yetman was playing hockey for Brock University at the time of the incidents.

Since he was charged, Yetman had been playing in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League.