Former ref Mick McGeough to be taken off life support following stroke

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Former NHL referee Michael "Mick" McGeough will be taken off life support, his family stated on a GoFundMe page.

McGeough was taken to a hospital in Regina on Sunday with the early signs of a stroke, and his condition worsened while waiting for tests. He met with a neurosurgeon in Saskatoon to see if clots in the back of his brain could be removed. Unfortunately, the damage caused by the stroke was irreversible.

The 62-year-old has now returned to Regina to be with his family.

McGeough officiated 1,083 games during his career and another 63 playoff games, including the 2006 Stanley Cup Final between the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes.

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Former ref Mick McGeough to be taken off life support following stroke
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