Now accepting donations! Nativehockey.com, the online presence for the US 501(c)3 non-profit First Nations Hockey, Inc., is proud to announce the formation of the Butch Mousseau Memorial Scholarship, a new collegiate scholarship program. The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-18 season to an undergraduate man or woman playing or intending to play NCAA Division I hockey, who has a demonstrated involvement in and commitment to the Native community. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded the first year, with plans to expand the program in subsequent years. The award will not be based on hockey achievements, but will be based on academic performance, financial need and current of future involvement in the Native community.
Butch Mousseau, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, was a hockey referee, spending much of his career refereeing in the NCAA. Butch tragically passed away on March 25, 2016 after a fall during warmups for a WCHA NCAA playoff game. Butch was one of Nativehockey.com’s biggest fan, making sure to follow the First Nations collegiate players and always touching base with them during games they played where he refereed. By creating this scholarship in Butch’s name, we will be able to keep his memory alive in our community.
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