Say what you want about NHL referees, but one thing you can’t argue is that they’re tough as nails. Referee Tim Peel took a puck up high late in Saturday night’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.


Peel was down for a few minutes.  After a brief, on-ice evaluation by the Kings’ medical staff, Peel was cleared to continue.  He finished up the game, which ended as a 3-2 Ducks shootout win.

Peel has Sunday off, but he’s probably spending the day with a bag of ice on that right shoulder.

Check out the full video via TVASports.


(stick-tap to Maxime Berthiaume for the video link)