GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio -- It was a very special night Monday evening, remembering a man who was tragically killed.
The Cleveland Hockey Booster Club held its annual scholarship dinner in partnership with the Lake Erie Monsters, who donated $10,000 to the cause.
The awards went to local high school hockey players.
One of them was in memory of Matthew Shlonsky, 23, a Brush High School graduate. He was shot and killed in Washington, D.C. in August 2015-- an unintended victim of gang violence. Police have arrested and charged three suspects in connection with Shlonsky's death.
The Matthew Shlonsky Memorial Scholarship went to Stephen Sansoterra of Canfield High School.