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MOBILE, N.L. — Some scary moments performed out within the early a part of Sport 5 of the Avalon East Senior Hockey League Finals in Cellular Sunday afternoon, April 2.
Simply after the primary stoppage of play within the first interval of the sport between the Pugliesvich Southern Shore Breakers and the RoofTech St. John’s Senior Caps, Breakers’ goaltender Mark Yetman collapsed on the ice on the Ken Williams Southern Shore Area.
Gamers and workforce employees rushed to assist the 34-year-old from St. John’s.
This afternoon within the early minutes of the primary interval of Sport 5, Breakers goaltender Mark Yetman had a medical occasion happen. At the moment we wish to let all people know that Mark has been speaking with us and is doing effectively.
— Southern Shore Breakers (@SrBreakers) April 2, 2023
Members of the Caps employees, together with coach Scott Bray and coach John Walsh, had in depth medical coaching and had been at Yetman’s aspect inside moments of his collapse.
There have been additionally folks skilled as registered nurses (RN) on the area, as effectively, they usually stayed with Yetman till the Witless Bay Volunteer Fireplace Division and paramedics arrived.
A giant thanks from all of our household for many who had been fast to leap and act for Mark as we speak! Very a lot appreciated! https://t.co/5q74aJGsvv
— Brad Yetman (@TheYetiman4) April 2, 2023
He was later transported to the Well being Sciences Centre in St. John’s by ambulance.
Within the wake of the scary incident, needs for a speedy restoration have come from throughout the province’s hockey world.
An AESHL Official Assertion relating to as we speak’s Sport 5 contest in Cellular 🔽🔽 pic.twitter.com/XB8yB5xaM8
— AESHL (@NLsrHockey) April 2, 2023
Followers and groups have taken to social media to ship their greatest to Yetman and his household.
The Redwings wish to ship their Ideas and Prayers to the @SrBreakers after a scary incident passed off with Goaltender Mark Yetman. We want you and your loved ones all the very best Yeti, and pray for a speedy restoration.
— Deer Lake Redwings (@IslaviewWings) April 2, 2023
NE Jr Eagles wish to ship effectively needs to Mark Yetman @SrBreakers Todays occasion reminds us all that hockey is only a recreation. Nice to listen to how all people got here collectively to assist. Speedy restoration Mark.
— Northeast Jr Eagles (@NortheastJr) April 3, 2023
There was a medical emergency lower than two minutes into the sport yesterday and the sport was postponed. We need to prolong our greatest needs to Mark, his household and his Breaker household over the approaching weeks. We additionally wish to thank all the primary responders who jumped into motion
— St. John’s RoofTech Sr. Caps (@SJSeniorCaps) April 3, 2023
In a press release on social media, the Breakers stated Yetman was speaking with the workforce and doing effectively.
Whereas hockey is on the again burner after an incident like this, the sport was suspended within the wake of what occurred.
Sport 5 will likely be performed at a later date.
Both the Breakers or the Caps will take a 3-2 collection lead of their hunt for a spot within the 2023 Herder Memorial Trophy championship when the sport is performed.
Nicholas Mercer covers sports activities for The Telegram