Posted: Jun 11, 2009
Mark Yetman, a three-year veteran from the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, will be teamed up with Jordan Bent, a graduate of the Woodstock Slammers of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.
Yetman, a native of Mount Pearl, Nfld., is excited about coming to Ontario to pursue his university degree and suit up for the Badgers.
"I am very happy to be coming to Brock. I feel like it's a perfect fit me to get a quality education and continue to develop as a goaltender", stated the 20 year old.
The 6-foot-1, 197 pound Yetman, played in 55 games for the Mooseheads last season and brings 108 games of major junior experience to Brock University. In his major junior A career he registered 43 victories with a 3.63 goals against average. In 2008, Yetman led the Mooseheads to the QMJHL semifinals where they lost to the eventual QMJHL champions, Gatineau.
Bent, is a native of St. George, N.B. and has a St. Catharines connection. He has, for the past two seasons, been coached in Woodstock by Brock alumnus, and St. Catharines native, Jason Tatarnic.
"The Slammers organization will always remember Jordan as a competitor and a player who put the team's interests first. Jordan established himself as one of the premier goaltenders in our league," said Tatarnic.
In 2008-09, Bent was among MJAHL leaders in almost every category posting a 20-7-6 record with a 2.55 goals against average and .921 save percentage.
The 5-foot-10, 185 pound Bent will study in Brock's prestigious faculty of business, where he will pursue a degree in Business Administration.
"I am extremely excited to become both a member of the Badgers hockey team and a student at Brock University. I see this as a great opportunity to grow, both as an athlete and academic", offered Bent.
Badgers head coach Murray Nystrom feels his team has attracted two quality athletes.
"Mark's experience at the major junior level will help him make the adjustment to OUA hockey quickly, while Jordan's athleticism and work ethic will be a positive addition to our team. We feel we have a great tandem in Mark and Jordan," Nystrom said.
Both goalies will be in St. Catharines in mid-August to provide instruction at the Brock University Goaltending Academy, August 16-21. The camp is held at the Seymour-Hannah Centre.
Source: Brock Badgers