There’s nothing like seeing a professional hockey game from a referee’s point of view. We saw it in the AHL and the NA3HL. Now, the ECHL gives us back-to-back ref-cam games.
On January 3 and 4, ECHL referee Ryan Murphy strapped a camera to his helmet to give us a ref’s-eye-view of two games.
The first was between the Elmira Jackals and the Wheeling Nailers:
The next night, Murphy worked the game between the Reading Royals and Cincinnati Cyclones.
It’s a great perspective on the game. From an entertainment standpoint, it’s fun to watch. For the leagues, you’d think there’s even more benefit to putting these into practice. It’s an additional, closer angle for television replays as well as for the NHL’s Situation Room when reviewing goals and supplemental discipline calls.
Make it happen, NHL.