Kristine Morrison, a long-time official for the WCHA on the women's side, will become the first female to officiate in a WCHA men's game this weekend when she will referee Ferris State's Crimson and Gold scrimmage on Saturday and then Ferris State's exhibition game against the University of Lethbridge on Sunday.
WCHA men's commissioner Bill Robertson and women's commissioner Aaron Kemp released a joint statement saying:
"As part of that process, we are exploring new evaluation and development paths for our female officials. Kristine has consistently been rated among the top on-ice officials in the women’s league and is certainly deserving of this opportunity for continued professional growth."
Morrison has reffed four NCAA women's Frozen Fours as well as at the international level.