Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University men's ice hockey continues to make waves in the professional ranks as former Bulldog Scott Wietecha (Wolverine Lake) has signed an American Hockey League (AHL) contract for the 2012-13 season with the Hersey Bears.
Wietecha, 24, broke into the professional ranks in 2011, playing six games with the Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). He spent all of last season with the ECHL's Chicago Express, posting 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists) in 54 contests and leading all Express defensemen in goals.
The 6-1, 201-pound native of Wolverine Lake, Mich., played four years at Ferris State prior to turning pro. In 126 games, Wietecha recorded 51 points (12 goals, 39 assists) and a cumulative plus-16 rating.
Wietecha recently participated in the development camp of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Washington Capitals held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.