Butch Check

Annual Dawg Bowl June 23-26

  • This one of kind item can be found at next weekend’s Dawg Bowl auction.  It’s an authentic NHL referee sweater signed by every single official (referees and linesmen) from the 2015-16 NHL season.  This beauty was donated to Dawg Nation by NHL referees, Brad Watson and Dave Jackson, both big Dawg Nation supporters.  This would make a wonderful gift for any referee and best of all every penny goes to help those in the hockey community that are less fortunate.  Please join us next week at the Edge Ice arena for all the festivities.  The auction runs from 4 pm on Friday 6/25 till Saturday (6/26) at 6 pm.  Hope to see you there!!
  • Update to this story (8-4-2016) – this referee jersey was sent around the United States over a period of several months and signed by every single NHL Linesman and Referee.  This was a arduous process of bringing the jersey from city to city by plane, bus and car. The jersey was purchased at the Dawg Bowl by Chris Wilson and was presented by Chris, Seth Mukai, Mark Fox, Jeff Klein and Bob Keltie to Pete Friesma who was very touched by the gesture.



Butch “Oliver” Mousseau –  Service Details March 31st and April 1st

First Visitation: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. MDT  Greenwood & Myers Mortuary 2969 Baseline Road Boulder, CO 80303 Phone: (303) 440-3960 Recitation of the Rosary for those that would like to attend is at 6:30 P.M. MDT at the same location Here is a Google Map link to the Greenwood & Myers Mortuary http://greenwoodmyersfuneral.com/…/Mousseau-O…/view-map.php…

Service Information: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. MDT Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church 1318 Mapleton Avenue Boulder, CO 80302 The service will be a full Mass Here is a Google Map link to the church http://greenwoodmyersfuneral.com/…/Mousseau-O…/view-map.php…

There will be a reception following the services but those details are currently being worked out. As soon as they are finalized, check back here for the update.

For those wishing to send flowers, the family has respectively requested you donate to the following fund:

http://www.dawgnationhockey.org/ Click on Donate and you will see Butch’s name, click there and you will find step by step instructions on how to donate.

Midget and Bantam AAA Evaluation Program Announced

Officials seeking to get assignments at the Midget AAA and Bantam AAA  level need to request (and receive) an evaluation AND a recommendation from a scheduler or Level 4 official.  Details can be found on the Request an Evaluation page (under Education and Development).  You can also find the request form at http://www.cihra.org/aaa-evaluation-request/

Major Penalties require a USA Hockey Incident Report to be completed

Every Major Penalty requires a game report to be completed.  Instruction for completing the USA Hockey Incident report can be found under the tab FILE INCIDENT REPORTS http://www.cihra.org/caha-incident-report/

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Welcome to the Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association’s (CIHRA) website. CIHRA is a local association of approximately 500 USA Hockey certified officials and is based in Denver, Colorado. CIHRA is responsible for the administration of youth, adult, and college club officiating assignments in the following cities:

Denver Metro – Vail/Eagle – Fort Collins – Greeley

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Butch “Oliver” Mousseau






http://www.dawgnationhockey.org/ Click on Donate and you will see Butch’s name, click there and you will find step by step instructions on how to donate

League officials issued statements on Mousseau’s passing on Friday March 25, 2016:

“We are saddened beyond belief by the tragic passing of Oliver ‘Butch’ Mousseau,” WCHA commissioner Bill Robertson said. “Words cannot express the depth of sorrow we feel, or the sympathy the WCHA, our member institutions and fellow officials extend to Butch’s wife, Macaire, their children, Sam (SJ), Abbie and Olivia, and the rest of the Mousseau family. At the end of the day, hockey is just a game. It is a special game because of the people involved, and Butch was one of the all-time greats who left an indelibly positive impact upon everyone whom he came in contact with. The WCHA is, and always will be, a better league because of Butch’s involvement.”

“It is fitting that one of the last things Butch said to me was, ‘I’ll do a great job for you today,’ and said it with a smile,” WCHA supervisor of officials Greg Shepherd said. “That was Butch in a nutshell — the consummate professional on the ice and a wonderful, positive human being. I have been involved with the WCHA for 39 years, and he was one of the best — not just at calling the game between the boards, but in his communication with players, coaches and administrators. Butch was universally respected for his work on the ice and beloved for his kind and generous spirit to all, along with his love for the great sport of hockey at all levels. He was truly a very special person, and I will miss him dearly. My heart goes out to his family.”

“The NCHC family, including our membership, officials and conference staff, are saddened to learn that Oliver ‘Butch’ Mousseau has passed away,” NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton said. “Butch impacted the game of hockey in so many positive ways. More importantly, he was our friend who will be remembered for his fun-loving spirit and passionate soul toward life. Our thoughts go out to Butch’s wife, Macaire, his children, Sam, Abbie and Olivia, and his entire family during this difficult time.”

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2016/03/25/wcha-referee-mousseaux-passes-away-after-suffering-head-injury/#ixzz44J1cojcf