Sumarah commits to Saint Mary’s University

The Yarmouth Mariners have announced that goaltender Justin Sumarah has committed to the Saint Mary’s Huskies program for the 2021-22 season.

The 20-year-old from Halifax, N.S. joined the defending champion Mariners during the 2019-20 season and posted a 24-14-2-2 record with a 2.82 goals against average and a .914 save percentage to go with four shutouts. Statistically, he ranked in the top five in most major categories, including the second-highest win total and tied for the most shutouts.

He took his game to another level in 2020-21 for Yarmouth, and was named the Goaltender of the Year. He also helped the Mariners win the Young/Knickle Award for the league’s Top Goaltending Duo, allowing the lowest goals per game at season’s end. Sumarah finished the season with a 1.95 goals against average, while his .935 save percentage and five shutouts easily led the way across the MHL. He played the most minutes of any goaltender in the league at 1,569 and made the most saves with 732. Sumarah allowed two or fewer goals in eighteen games and, at one point, had a personal 14-game win streak.

Sumarah was also named the Gongshow Top Goaltender for January/February and a Player of the Week six times overall.

The MHL congratulates Sumarah on his post-secondary commitment.