College hockey ref in critical condition after head hits ice

Associated Press

Grand Rapids — A college hockey referee is in critical condition after falling during pregame warmups and hitting his head on the ice.

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association said Saturday that Oliver “Butch” Mousseaux was injured Friday.

A GoFundMe account has been set up.

He was to have worked a semifinal game between Michigan Tech and Ferris State at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Mousseaux was treated on the ice and taken to a hospital.

Mousseaux also has officiating experience in the minors and Canadian juniors.