Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Excels trade up for Flint
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 19 Jan 2007, p. 19

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The Brampton Jr. A Excelsiors got their man-- but they had to trade up in the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) draft order to get him. The Excelsiors secured the first overall pick in Sunday's draft by trading goaltender Gary Muzzin of the national Jr. B champion Oakville Buzz to the Burlington Chiefs and then claimed Georgetown resident Cameron Flint with the No. 1 pick. "He's a great two-sport athlete," said Excelsiors coach Brian Beisel of his newest recruit. "He's good at every sport, but he's a great lacrosse player." And the Excelsiors' gain may be the Brampton Battalion's loss. The OHL team took Flint in the sixth round of last season's Priority Selection draft but Flint will concentrate on lacrosse. "I want to pursue lacrosse," said the 16year-old Flint while home for Christmas from Salisbury Prep School in Connecticut. "I'm looking for a lacrosse scholarship." Flint, who was the leading scorer with the Halton Hills Junior B Bulldogs last season with 33 goals and 25 assists in just 19 games, is looking forward to playing with the Excelsiors and carrying on a family tradition. His father and uncle both played for the Excelsiors at one time. "It's exciting," admitted Flint about being selected first overall. "They're giving me an opportunity to show what I can do." Flint describes himself as a smart player. "I can slow things down," said Flint. "And I can play both ends of the floor." His new coach concurs. "He can play everywhere on the floor," said Beisel. "And he's got a great attitude." General manager Bob Bartlett felt the Excelsiors had to deal for the 5-foot 10, 180pounder. "We wanted Cameron Flint," said Bartlett of the decision to move up the draft list. "This was a very good draft year and Cam is in the elite category." In addition to his box lacrosse prowess, Flint was also a member of the Halton Hills Bulldogs field lacrosse squad that won the national under-16 title in British Columbia this past season. And Flint has three goals in mind. "I want to get a U.S scholarship, win a Minto Cup (national Junior A championship) and play in the National Lacrosse League," said Flint of his future goals. And according to Beisel and Bartlett, all three will be achievable.

The Brampton Jr. A Excelsiors traded up in the OLA draft order to acquire Georgetown's Cameron Flint (centre) with the first overall selection. Brampton coach Brian Beisel (left) and general manager Bob Bartlett seem pleased with the choice.

Inscoe, Robin
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Excels trade up for Flint