WCHA Referee Butch MousseauxReferee Butch Mousseaux suffered a serious head injury prior to Friday’s WCHA Final Five semifinal game between Michigan Tech and Ferris State.  

The veteran official caught an edge and fell to the ice during warm-ups, hitting his head on the ice.  Mousseaux was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of his injury. 

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association released a statement regarding Mousseaux’s injury:

Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) referee Oliver “Butch” Mousseaux sustained head injuries stemming from a fall to the ice during warm-ups prior to the second WCHA Final Five semifinal game of Friday, March 18 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was transported to Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, where he remains in critical condition. 

Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with Butch, his wife, children and family during this difficult time.

We thank the staff and on-site medical personnel at the Van Andel Arena for their immediate response and action.

Donations can be made to help Mousseaux via GoFundMe or Dawg Hockey. Dawg Nation will donate $3 for every $1 donated for the first $2,500.

You can also mail donations to:

Dawg Nation Hockey
PO Box 182
Indian Hills, CO 80454

Thank you for your support.  Our thoughts go out to Butch Mousseaux and his family.