U of G grad Mac Nichol, 26, has made the transition from professional hockey referee to full-time police officer.
A member of the Guelph Gryphons 2015 Queen’s Cup winning team, Nichol studied criminal justice and public policy at U of G – a good foundation for a life in law enforcement. His story is featured in a Dec. 13 article in The London Free Press.
The Listowel resident worked weekdays as a special constable in Stratford and weekends travelling across North America refereeing OHL and AHL games. Earlier this year, he became a full-fledged constable. He intends to continue dropping pucks and calling penalties, but on a casual basis.
As a hockey player, Nichol played 68 games over three OHL seasons with the Guelph Storm before joining the Gryphons.