It was learned recently that former Lindsay Muskie Brian Wadsworth will be lacing them up next year south of the border for the Castleton State Spartans. The Castleton State men's hockey team play in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, (ECAC), NCAA Division 3.
Brian, a defenseman from Sylvania, Ohio, has received a scholarship offer enabling him to achieve his goals of majoring in business, while still having the opportunity to play hockey.
Castleton State is located just west of Rutland in south central Vermont. The Spartans finished last season with a strong record of 17-6-2, and won their first two playoff matches before bowing out to Norwich in the East Final.
Over email Mr. Wadsworth told me that he is very excited about what the future holds for him, but he also had some very kind words, and fond memories to share of his time in Lindsay.
I enjoyed every minute of my time in Lindsay playing for the Muskies. I will never forget the Friday night games at the Fish Pond week in and week out. We had a special fan base in Lindsay and I will certainly not forget our opening night win this year against Kingston 7-2. It was electric in the stands an it was truly a special moment for the team and the town to get off to a great start for the season.
Brian played two seasons with the Muskies. He recorded 9 points in 35 games in 2010-2011, and 14 points in 48 games this past season. His good memories were not only of the fans, bit also of the organization as well.
I would like to especially thank all my team mates I played with these past two seasons and coach Paul Mattucci for making my time in Lindsay truly an experience I will never forget. I would also like to thank my billet families I stayed with: Anthony and Carlie Butzer and Gord and Terri Drinkwalter and the rest of management for the Muskies.
The 6'2 205 lb defender will be missed on Lindsay's blue line, but we're all glad to see him moving on, and wish him all the best.