Everyone has their hidden talents — even referees.

When the anthem singer failed to show up for a university game in the Czech Republic, referee Martin Hucl stepped up to the mic.

 

 

 

 

This not Hucl’s first time performing.  While singing the anthem before the game may have been unplanned, the referee has been singing for years. When he’s not on the ice, Hucl, 23,  is an actor in Josef Kajetan Tyl theater in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

He’s also been known to carry a tune from time to time.

 

Okay, NHL officials, consider the gauntlet thrown down. We know the NHL refs have some solid mic skills, but do any have a set of pipes like this guy?

Thanks to announcer Jirka Pelnář for the video!