Let’s face it, referees put up with a lot of BS. Whether at the NHL level or even beer league level, it’s not easy being a ref. You blow a call or miss something in the heat of the moment and all of a sudden you’re the biggest idiot in the entire world.
So… with that in mind, let’s all just remember that refs are real people. We often treat refs like they have no feelings, but… they do.
Want some proof? Check out this ref who brought his son on the ice for the start of a game and even allowed him to drop the opening face-off:
A future Wes McCauley out there?