Update: WCHA referee suspended after arrest in Alaska
October 15, 2012 — 2:01pm
The WCHA suspended referee Peter Friesema today after his arrest over the weekend in Anchorage. The league's statement:
MADISON, Wis. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association today (Oct. 15) announced that men’s referee Peter Friesema has been suspended indefinitely from his officiating duties with the league pending a review of an off-ice incident that occurred at the Anchorage International Airport on Sunday, Oct. 14. The WCHA will have no comment on this matter until all the facts have been gathered and the investigation completed.
Friesema was arrested Saturday night in Anchorage after a comment about a friend's suitcase containing a bomb was taken seriously by airport officials. He was working the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage.
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