GENESEO – The Geneseo Ice Knights were victorious Saturday night against rival SUNY Cortland at the first hockey game since Sunday, Jan. 17.
The final score stood at 6-1 Geneseo.
The game was prefaced by a moment of silence for SUNY Geneseo students Matthew Hutchinson and Kelsey Annese, who lost their lives on Jan. 17 at 18 Wadsworth Street.
Members of Geneseo Fire and Ambulance appeared in parade colors bearing the Canadian, American, and Geneseo Fire Department flag in memory of Hutchinson, a devoted member of Geneseo Fire and Ambulance.
Recent SUNY Geneseo graduate Victoria Gras performed ‘O Canada’ along with ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ before face-off.
The Ira S. Wilson arena, which officially seats 2,500, was packed to the walls with students and lifelong Geneseo residents alike.
Attendees showed their support for SUNY Geneseo and the hockey team by waving signs bearing the social media call for union #OneKnight , chanting ‘Geneseo’ and ‘Ice Knights,’ and one group painting their chests with #GeneseoStrong.