CapGeek founder Matthew Wuest has passed away
Metro Halifax revealed tonight that one of its former sports writers, as well as the creator of CapGeek, Matthew Wuest passed away this morning following a two-and-a-half year fight with colon cancer.
“He was just a great guy who really loved what he did,” Metro Halifax managing editor Philip Croucher said. “I’ve never seen anyone do it better.”
Wuest made a big impact on the hockey world with CapGeek, which was widely seen as one of the best hockey resources available to the public until it suddenly announced in January that it was permanently shut down due to Matthew Wuest’s health.
Wuest’s mark on the hockey world can’t be overstated. To illustrate that, here is a small selection of the reactions hockey writers had upon hearing the news of his passing:
Really, guys, keep Matthew's family and friends in your thoughts. He was one of the good ones. And, uh, those can be hard to find on twitter— Sarah Baicker (@sbbaicker) March 20, 2015
I hope Matthew Wuest died knowing the impact he had on the game he clearly loved.— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) March 20, 2015
Matthew Wuest was incredibly humble, but a giant in terms of his impact on how the NHL was understood by media and fans.— Jim Jamieson (@JamiesonCanucks) March 20, 2015