Forsberg: Gold Medal Game Ref Selection is “a ******* Joke”

The officials are set for Sunday’s Olympic Gold Medal game between Canada and Sweden.  Working the game will be referees Brad Meier (USA) and Kelly Sutherland (CAN) alongside linesmen Derek Amell (CAN) and Greg Devorski (CAN). All are NHL officials.  Three are Canadian.  The  lone non-Canadian currently lives in Calgary. Former NHLer and Team Sweden forward Peter Forsberg is not happy about that. Forsberg called the assignment of the officials for the Olympic Gold Medal Game “a ******* joke” in speaking to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. He went on to say, “Canadian officials in the finals, also the supervisor plus reserves....

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