College hockey ref in critical condition after head hits ice

The Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids (File photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A college hockey referee is in critical condition after falling during pregame warmups and hitting his head on the ice.

Undated courtesy photo of Oliver "Butch" Mousseaux.
Undated courtesy photo of Oliver “Butch” Mousseaux. (DawgNationHockey.org)

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

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.

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