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University of Guelph varsity hockey player charged with break and enter (Update: player suspended from team)

Police say security video led to arrest
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Mathieu Henderson previously played in the Ontario Hockey League before joining the University of Guelph Gryphons. OHL Images.

A member of the University of Guelph men’s hockey team has been charged with break and enter stemming from an alleged incident that happened during Homecoming celebrations last month.

Guelph Police report that on Sept. 23 during a Homecoming party on Chancellor’s Way, two males were captured by security cameras entering a unit at one of the buildings. A purse was taken from inside and the males then left the area. Further investigation led to the identification of one of the males.

Mathieu Henderson, 21, was arrested on Oct. 18 and charged with break and enter. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 5.


University of Guelph Director of Athletics Scott McRoberts said that Henderson has been suspended from the hockey team.

"We are aware of the allegations and he is currently under suspension (from the team). Other than that we have no further comment because this is a police matter," McRoberts said.

Henderson, a Brantford native, joined the Gryphons hockey team this year after playing four years in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers and later the Flint Firebirds when the team relocated there.