Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman joins Blue Knights

Matthew Hutchinson has signed on with the State University of New York at Geneseo Blue Knights for next season.

Another of Chilliwack’s graduating Chiefs has landed an NCAA scholarship.

Twenty-year-old defenceman Matthew Hutchinson has committed to the State University of New York at Geneseo for the 2012-13 season.

The Blue Knights are an NCAA division III program. They play in the State Universities of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). The Blue Knights finished fifth in the nine team conference this season with a record of 7-8-1.

The team includes BCHL alums Colin De Jersey, Ryan Bulach, Zach Martin, Stefan Decosse, David Arduin, Carson Schell and Rich Manley. Hutchinson, a North Vancouver native, played 131 regular season games in the BCHL.

The big blueliner started his junior A career in 2008-09, dressing for two games with the Surrey Eagles. The following season saw him play 19 games for the Quesnel Millionaires.

In 2010-11 he landed with Coquitlam, playing 68 games for the Express before coming to Chilliwack last November.

Hutchinson is one of six 20-year-olds who have graduated from the Chiefs. The others are Ty Miller, Anderson White, Kody Dhaliwal, Michael Spring and Kit Sitterley.


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