Avalon East Senior Hockey League participant collapses in early moments of playoff recreation



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.

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.

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.

Followers and groups have taken to social media to ship their greatest to Yetman and his household.

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

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