Yetman or Jewer: Who Would be your Number One?

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Updated: January 11, 2011
Doug Jewer | Mark Yetman | Newfoundland Senior Hockey

The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts are in a unique situation.  With their signing of their new goalie Mark Yetman and the return of last years #1 goalie, Doug Jewer, the Cats have two solid goalies ready to tackle whatever the other teams throw their way.

This was quite evident recently when the Cataracts made the trip down the Trans Canada Highway to Corner Brook and squared off against the Corner Brook Royals in a two game series.

Yetman started the opener and looked stellar, making several amazing saves while facing shot after shot from the Royals.  It was evident from the fans the Cats goalie stole the game and was the difference at the end of the day, picking up a “W” with a 5-4 win over the Royals.

In Sunday’s game, Jewer wasn’t going to be outdone by Yetman’s strong performance after returning from having surgery in the off-season.

While he didn’t face as many shots and was not tested as much as Yetman, Jewer came up with a solid 2-0 shutout win.

Some are questioning how the team is going to deal with these two goalies.  There are many who feel there is only enough room on the team for one of these players and friction is bound to develop.  Some feel the friction is good and these goalies can feed off one another, forcing each to perform at the top of their game when they are called upon to play.

Yet sources have indicated to Newfoundland Hockey Talk that Jewer is not happy with the signing of Yetman and has made it clear to the Cats’ executive  he wants the starting position.

The Cataracts have built a solid organization and dealing with issues off the ice is one of their strengths.  Newfoundland Hockey Talk is very confident the Cataracts can accommodate both goalies and offer them enough duty to satisfy them especially with the playoffs just around the corner and the Herder Championship clearly in the Cats’ sight this season.

One Comment

  1. Kenn

    January 14, 2011 at 2:42 am

    This one’s pretty cut and dry if the Cats are serious about getting to and winning the Herder. Ride the hot hand. Unless, of course, they do feed off one another and repeat last weekend’s performances. Which, considering the talent level concerned, is highly likely. Best tandem in the province, I hope they can sort it out.

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