Geneseo, NY/Chilliwack (AP/CTV/BCHL) -UPDATE – New York State Police confirm Matthew Hutchinson and Kelsey Annese were stabbed to death by Colin Kingston—in a murder-suicide.
The BCHL issued the following in regards to the news from the weekend:
The BCHL is offering its most heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Matthew Hutchinson.
The 24-year-old was among three found deceased in a home near the State University of New York-Geneseo, where he was studying and playing on the school’s varsity hockey team.
Hutchinson played 130 games in the BCHL, spending time with the Surrey Eagles, Quesnel Millionaires, Coquitlam Express and Chilliwack Chiefs.
A native of North Vancouver, Hutchinson had many friends across the BCHL. He is remembered by coaches and teammates alike for his outgoing personality, ready smile and for the positive impact he made for his team and on those around him.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Matthew’s passing,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale. “He was a hockey player that worked extremely hard to earn the opportunities he got in the game. His former coaches and teammates remember him fondly and I know he will be missed.”
The Coquitlam Express will be holding a moment of silence for Matthew before their next home game on Jan. 22. The Chilliwack Chiefs will hold a moment of silence before their next home game on Jan. 30.
ORIGINAL STORY – North Vancouver’s Matthew Hutchinson — a volunteer firefighter and hockey player (a former Chilliwack Chief and Coquitlam Express) — is one of three people that has died at a residence in Geneseo, NY, according to local police. The 24-year-old was a student at the State University of New York in Geneseo (south of Rochester, NY).