A North Vancouver hockey player is among three people found dead in an upstate New York home today.
24-year old Matthew Hutchinson was majoring in Geography at SUNY Geneseo – a liberal arts college in upstate New York.
He was a senior defensemen on the men’s ice hockey team and a member of the Geneseo volunteer fire department.
The two others – Kelsey Annese and Colin Klingston – were identified as being a current and former student from the school.
Here in B.C., Hutchinson had played junior hockey for the Surrey Eagles, Chilliwack Chiefs, Coquitlam Express, and Quesnel Millionaires.
According the Ice Knights’ website, Hutchinson had planned on a professional career as a firefighter, and had spent time fighting fires near Cranbrook this summer with the B.C. Wildlife Service.
In a statement released today, the school says it is “deeply saddened” by the deaths, and that it is assisting with the ongoing police investigation.
As of yet, there has been no word on the cause of death.
Tributes pour in
Almost immediately, tributes began pouring in to Hutchinson from friends, and from across the hockey world.