I feel like your average hockey fan doesn’t realize how often refs communicate with players, especially at the higher levels. You get to know one another, form relationships (not all good, of course), and try to find a way to work together. Stuff like “Hey buddy, if I see you try to sneak in one more shot I’m calling it, so don’t be upset when I do. Ball’s in your court” is a nightly occasion.
Posted by Justin Bourne under Mic'd Up on Jun 26, 2013
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