Ref Takes Matters into His Own Hands: Jumps on Top of the Net Mid-Play

When a referee is featured, it is usually because he has done something wrong.
This is not one of those instances. Yesterday, during KHL action, a referee decided he needed to do everything he could to ensure he made the correct call.

The referee stepped in when the game between Admiral Vladivostok and Ak Bar was tied at zero.
With one of the teams pressing at the goal line, the referee jumped up onto the net to ensure he had a clear view of whether or not the puck had crossed the line.

The referee’s vantage point allowed him to ensure that the puck never crossed the line.

The game eventually went to overtime and ended with a 1-0 final score.
It’s refreshing to see a referee go out of his way to ensure he made the correct call.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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