Referee Gord Dwyer was slated to take the ice alongside fellow ref Steve Kozari on Sunday. He just didn’t expect to be wearing Kozari’s jersey.
The 15-year NHL veteran, though, took Tim Gunn’s fashion advice: “Make it work.”
Due to an equipment issue, Dwyer was forced to don a backup jersey for Sunday’s game between the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights. Teams are required to provide backup jerseys for the officials, with #35 for referees and #85 for linesmen.
Dwyer, though, opted for a more ‘customized’ approach.
The Nova Scotia native got to work with the tape, using rolls of black and white to modify one of Kozari’s jerseys. (Note the #40 on both sleeves.)
All in all, quite an impressive job converting a #40 to a #19.
Here’s hoping Dwyer’s gear finds its way to his next destination in time for the regular season.