20 - Blake Hietala
Blake Hietala
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Houghton, Mich.
Position: F
Previous Experience: Melfort (SJHL)
gp 36
p 15
g 8
a 7
pim 28
+/- -1

Sophomore Season (2013-14): Earned a spot on the WCHA All-Academic Team … Appeared in 16 games with five total points on three goals and two assists … Played his first collegiate game vs. Nebraska Omaha (Nov. 3) … Tallied first collegiate goal vs. Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 30) … Had the game-tying goal with 3:06 left in regulation in a 3-3 tie at Wisconsin (Dec. 8) … Posted a goal and an assist in the GLI Championship game win over No. 7 Western Michigan (Dec. 28). 

Freshman Season (2012-13): Named to WCHA All-Academic Team.

Redshirt Season (2011-12): Redshirted due to injury.

Prior to Michigan Tech: Played two seasons for the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL ... Averaged over one point a game during his career with the Mustangs ... Finished with 115 points (52 goals, 63 assists) in 112 games ... Represented the North Division at the 2009 SJHL All-Star Game ... Also played 21 games for the Bismark Bobcats of the NAHL during the 2007-08 season ... A 2008 graduate of Houghton High School ... Also played golf for the Gremlins.

Personal:
Son of Paul and Jane Hietala ... Has one brother and one sister, both younger ... Born Nov. 9, 1989 ... Enjoys golf, baseball and hanging out at the lake ... Shoots right … Owns a 3.29 grade point average in sports and fitness management.

Pietila's Individual Statistics
 Year GP
G
A
PTS
PEN/MIN
PP
SH
GW
GT
 2011-12 0
0
0
0
0/0 0 0 0 0
 2012-13 16
3
2
5
5/10 0
0
0
1
 2013-14 36
8 7 15 14/28 0 0 1 0
Total
52 11 9 20 19/38 0 0 1 1
Recent Games
Feb 21 Northern Michigan W, 7-4
Feb 22 at Northern Michigan W, 3-2
Mar 7 at Minnesota State L, 3-0
Mar 8 at Minnesota State T, 1-1
Mar 14 at Bowling Green L, 2-1
Mar 15 at Bowling Green L, 5-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 36 25
Points 15 11
Goals 8 8
Assists 7 3
PIM 28 22
+/- -1 -4
Power-play goals 2 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Game-winning goals 1 1
Game-tying goals 0 0
Shots 71 49
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 5 Laurentian W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Minnesota Duluth L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Minnesota Duluth T, 1-1 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 18 at Notre Dame L, 3-2 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 20 at Notre Dame L, 7-3 0 2 2 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 25 at Northern Michigan L, 2-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 26 Northern Michigan W, 4-1 2 0 2 0 +1 1 0 0 1 0 3
Nov 1 at Michigan L, 3-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Nov 2 at Michigan L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 8 Michigan St. W, 3-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 9 Michigan St. W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 15 Lake Superior State L, 5-3 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 16 Lake Superior State W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 22 at Alaska Anchorage L, 3-1 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 23 at Alaska Anchorage T, 2-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 29 at Alaska W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 30 at Alaska W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 6 Bemidji State T, 2-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 7 Bemidji State T, 2-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 13 Bowling Green L, 3-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 14 Bowling Green T, 4-4 1 0 1 4 +0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 27 vs. Michigan St. T, 2-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 28 vs. Western Mich. L, 1-0 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 3 at Lake Superior State L, 4-3 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 4 at Lake Superior State W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 10 at Ferris State L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 11 at Ferris State L, 3-2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 24 Ferris State W, 3-2 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 25 Ferris State L, 3-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 31 at Bowling Green W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Bowling Green W, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 Alabama Huntsville W, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 Alabama Huntsville W, 10-4 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 14 Alaska L, 7-3 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 15 Alaska L, 7-2 1 1 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 21 Northern Michigan W, 7-4 1 0 1 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 22 at Northern Michigan W, 3-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 7 at Minnesota State L, 3-0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 8 at Minnesota State T, 1-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 14 at Bowling Green L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 15 at Bowling Green L, 5-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Total 36 8 7 15 28 -1 2 0 0 1 0 71
Conference 25 8 3 11 22 -4 2 0 0 1 0 49
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 15 7 2 9 16 +3 2 0 0 1 0 32
Away 19 1 4 5 10 -5 0 0 0 0 0 37
Neutral 2 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Wins 11 3 1 4 8 -1 1 0 0 1 0 22
Losses 18 4 3 7 16 -3 0 0 0 0 0 38
Ties 7 1 3 4 4 +3 1 0 0 0 0 11

September - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 5 2 3 5 4 +4 1 0 0 1 0 10
November 10 1 0 1 6 -3 0 0 0 0 0 24
December 6 1 2 3 6 +2 1 0 0 0 0 10
January 6 1 0 1 6 -5 0 0 0 0 0 15
February 5 3 2 5 6 +2 0 0 0 0 0 10
March 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
April - - - 0 - - - - - - - -