A hockey player from St. John's has been found guilty in Ontario of two counts of sexual assault.

Mark Yetman, 24, also faced charges of choking and threatening, but was found not guilty on those counts.

The St. Catharines Standard newspaper reports the charges stemmed from what his lawyer called a night of "rough sex" three years ago, with two women Yetman and a friend met at a bar on the campus of Brock University in St. Catharines.

It took the jury more than seven hours to reach a verdict, which it delivered on Tuesday evening, according to the Standard.

Yetman is a former member of the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts hockey team. The goalie also played on the Brock University team.

He lives in St. John's, but will return to St. Catharines for sentencing on January 11.