NMU lands local hockey player

Marquette native Easton Viitala has committed to join the hockey team at Northern Michigan University, according to the North American Hockey League’s website.

The 20-year-old Viitala just completed his second season in the NAHL with the Austin Bruins. The 6’5″ Viitala scored eight goals and added nine assists in 59 games this past season for the Bruins.

Prior to joining the Bruins, Viitala played for the Marquette Electricians.