Legends of the Game

In the nineteenth edition of legends of the game, we look at the career of Ziggy Musial, courtesy of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

German born Ziggy Musial learned his lacrosse in Brampton, Ontario in the early 1960s.

After four years of Jr. A with Brampton, he played pro lacrosse with the Toronto Maple Leafs, three seasons of Sr. A with Brampton, Aurora and Brantford. In 1974 played with the Toronto Tomahawks, and in 1975 played with the Philadelphia Wings of the short-lived National Lacrosse League.

The 1980s and ’90s saw him coaching outstanding teams in the Brampton Minor and Jr. A system for which he was awarded the OLA President’s Award in 1995. Promoting lacrosse throughout Ontario and beyond has been an obsession for Musial. His accomplishments are numerous and include media co-ordination for Minto and Mann Cups, setting up an information hot line for Jr. And Sr. Excelsior games, and commissioning a series of limited edition prints titled ‘For the love of the game’.

He is a life Member of the Brampton Excelsiors.

Inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999.

Inducted in the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame 2012.

Inducted in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame 2016.

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