Tim Muhsman has opted to put off school for another year and return to the Berkley Bruins of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League for a second season.
Muhsman, a 6-foot-1, 210 pound, 1994 birth-year forward who had originally committed to attend and play hockey at Indiana Tech University in 2014-2015, was second on Berkley in scoring in 2013-2014 with 20 goals, 34 assists, 54 points in 36 games while racking up 100 minutes in penalties.
Muhsman told MWJHL.com that besides building on his stats, he wants to continue his leadership role as a Bruins captain and round out his game to be more college-ready a year from now.
“Coming back to Berkley wasn’t a decision I made overnight,” Muhsman explained. “After I de-committed from Indiana Tech and thought about what I really wanted to do for the upcoming season, my heart was just with the Bruins because of all the potential this team really has this coming season. That made me really excited and I wanted to be a part of it.”
Berkley missed the MWJHL playoffs in 2013-2014.
Berkley head coach Dan Pszenyczny likes what Muhsman brings to the Bruins.
“When Mush is on the ice, he controls the ice by playing with hockey intelligence and using his body,” said Pszenyczny. “He plays his position very well and makes his teammates better. He has a great shot, passes very well and he’s got speed for his size. Mush is a player that every coach wants on his team and every player wants as a teammate.”
PHOTO: Tim Muhsman of the MWJHL’s Berkley Bruins. (Photo by Jeff Zigman.)