Sunday, March 27, 2011
Green Gaels acquire Brendan Muise
The Green Gaels Junior B Lacrosse Club acquired Brendan Muise from the Mimico Mountaineers in exchange for Mitchell Wilde, Shane Morlock, and the Junior B rights to two non-rostered players.
Muise, who had 33 goals and 35 assists in 2010, comes to the Green Gaels with four years of OLA Junior B experience with Mimico, also quarterbacked Mimico’s power play during his tenure there, registering 39 points on the man advantage over the past two seasons.
Muise brings additional Founder’s Cup experience to a Gaels squad that last visited the national championship in 2009. The 6’1, 190 pounder was the 2010 Founder’s Cup tournament MVP, leading the tournament with 30 points in five games, while helping Mimico to the finals where they lost 4-3 in triple overtime.
“Muise is a guy that has been a consistent scoring threat his entire junior career,” Green Gaels head coach Jason Crosbie said.. “We are very fortunate to get a player of his offensive talent. As an organization we are thrilled.
“He is going to bring an extremely high offensive IQ along with a major league shot that as an organization we lack,” he said. “He is in his last year of junior so I am looking for some leadership and maturity that can help the younger kids excel, especially on our left side. To get a kid like this you have to give in return and the skilled players we are losing are solid players but even more solid individuals. We wish them the best and are sad to see them go.”
Morlock, a 5’8, 175 pound right shot, is currently playing for NCAA Division 2 Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania, where he is fourth on the team in scoring. Morlock joined the Gaels in 2010 after playing two seasons in the Mississauga. In 2010, the right-handed shot had six goals and 12 assists during a season that saw injuries limit him to 13 games.
Wilde, whose rights reverted back to the Green Gaels this past off-season after playing a year for the Orillia Rama Kings on a conditional release, is currently studying and playing lacrosse at NCAA Division 1 Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. Wilde was part of the 2009 Green Gaels team that travelled to Edmonton for the 2009 Founder’s Cup tournament. In 2010, after joining the Orillia Kings four games into the season, the 6’3, 175 pound left handed shot put up 19 goals and 34 assists for the Kings. Wilde has subsequently been involved in a 10 player transaction between Mimico and the Mississauga Tomahawks.