Binghamton Hockey Founder Dies

By wbng sports

July 15, 2011 Updated Jul 15, 2011 at 11:53 PM EDT

For the first time in Binghamton hockey history, the home team won the championship this past season.
And Jim Matthews got to see it.

Jim Matthews died today. He is the one that brought hockey to Binghamton.
The Canadian stayed in the Binghamton area and ran many successful businesses, and was a part of the first ever class of the Binghamton Hockey hall of fame.
He had opportunities to move on, but had a love for the Binghamton area. A love he shared with his players.

Jim Matthews was 77 years old.

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