21 - Tim Niedzielak
Tim Niedzielak
Birth Date: 06/21/1988
Height: 6-2
Weight: 227
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Jones College Prep
Position: D
Previous Team: Bay State Breakers (EJHL)

2011-12 Skated in 22 contests while serving as a key piece in the Beacons blue line … Finished with a career-high four points on one goal and three assists … Registered 38 shots and a +2 +/- rating … Helped the Beacons defensive unit to a top three finish in the ECAC East Conference by holding opponents to 2.84 goals per game … Tallied his first career multi-point game on November 22 with a goal and an assist in a 9-1 win at Framingham State … UMass Boston finished 2-0-1 when Niedzielak recorded at least one point.

2010-11 Played in a career-high 22 games in his sophomore season ... Recorded one goal and two assists ... Earned his first collegiate assist on November 28 against Southern New Hampshire ... Netted his first goal against ECAC East conference opponent Castleton State on January 14 ... Recorded his final assist of the season at Middlebury on February 11.

2009-10 Saw action in 14 games for UMass Boston as a defensemen ... Skated in the ECAC East Quarterfinals on Feb. 27 vs. Babson College ... Committed only three penalties on the year.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Played ice hockey for the Bay State Breakers of the Eastern Junior Hockey League ... Selected an Assistant Captain for the Breakers ... Four-year letterwinner for the Jones College Prep baseball team ... Named to the Chicago Public League All-Conference team as a shortstop/pitcher ... Tabbed the Eagles team Captain ... Born June 21, 1988 ... Son of Joseph and Sophie Niedzielak ... Earned high honors at Jone College Prep ... Majoring in biology (pre-med) and would like to pursue a career as a surgeon.