This past Wednesday, December 21, St. Sebastian’s varsity hockey team took on the Catholic Memorial Knights at Harvard’s Bright Center, marking the 23rd annual Mutch Cup in memory of Kevin T Mutch, a member of the Class of 1980.
Kevin was a talented hockey player during his years as an Arrow and returned for the 1991-1992 season to share his knowledge and love of the game as a coach. His dedication and enthusiasm for the sport helped energize his players and he became a role model for students and adults alike.
Tragically, Kevin was killed when he was struck by an automobile on September 7, 1992. The entire St. Sebastian’s family, and hockey community, lost a talented coach and good friend. To honor his memory, the Kevin T. Mutch Scholarship Fund was established to assist boys with Kevin’s qualities to attend St. Sebastian’s School. A hockey game has been played, in Kevin’s memory, every year since, and the proceeds traditionally go to the fund. However, over the years the money raised has been donated to various charities, including the Mark L. Bavis Scholarship Fund, Hockey Fights Cancer, the Joey Fund, Children’s Hospital in Boston, the Richard Packenham ’71 Children’s Scholarship Fund, and this year the proceeds went to The Jimmy Fund.
St. Sebastian’s 2017 varsity hockey team defeated Catholic Memorial 5-1, continuing to keep Kevin’s legacy alive while raising money for a good cause.