We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news that one of our Veterans players, Matt Koleski, number 93 of Team USA sadly passed away. At MIHWA, we are more like a family that competes together for the love of our sport. We are all richer for having shared the surface, and shared our love of this sport with Matt. Our sincere condolences go out to Matt’s family and closest friends and teammates. Our thoughts, and the thoughts of the whole family of inline are with you at this time.
From the Team USA facebook page:
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Veteran team Captain Matt Koleski.
Our entire hockey community lost one of the best, Matt Koleski, he was a Leader, teacher, coach, mentor, teammate, friend. He was a man who gave back everyday to kids and adults. He was loved by everyone around him and anyone who knew him. He will be truly missed by everyone and made an impact on everyone in some way or another.
Thoughts and prayers go out to our Michigan family and friends.