Sat Feb 25
7:07 PM
Northern Michigan
Michigan Tech
Senior Night
Fri Mar 03
7:07 PM
WCHA First Round Playoffs
Michigan Tech
Best of Three Series
Sat Mar 04
7:07 PM
WCHA First Round Playoffs
Michigan Tech
Best of Three Series
Sun Mar 05
7:07 PM
WCHA First Round Playoffs
Michigan Tech
Best of Three Series (If Necessary)
Fri Mar 10
TBA
WCHA Semifinals
Michigan Tech
Best of Three Series
Sat Mar 11
TBA
WCHA Semifinals
Michigan Tech
Best of Three Series
Sun Mar 12
TBA
WCHA Semifinals
Michigan Tech
Best of Three Series
Sat Mar 18
TBA
WCHA Championship Game
Michigan Tech
No Event
No Event
Previous Next View Full Schedule

Pietila and Team USA to Face Canada in World Junior Semifinals Tomorrow

Pietila and Team USA to Face Canada in World Junior Semifinals Tomorrow

UFA, Russia — Michigan Tech forward Blake Pietila (Milford, Mich.) has helped Team USA into the semifinals of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships. The U.S. shut out the Czech Republic 7-0 in the quarterfinals today to give itself a chance for a medal.

Pietila has played in all five games for the American side in the tournament with two assists. The left wing has a team-leading plus-minus rating of plus five.

Team USA will face Canada in the tournament semifinals tomorrow at 4 a.m. ET (3 p.m. Ufa time). The winner will advance to the gold medal game while the loser will play for the bronze. Those games are slated for Friday (Jan. 5). All games at the World Juniors can be seen on NHL Network (DirectTV 215, Dish 403) or NHL.com.