The referees at the IIHF’s 2021 World Juniors have been mic’d up for some memorable moments during the tournament — including the opening faceoffs.
“Great day for hockey!” offered referee Olivier Gouin before dropping the puck on December 25 between Russia and USA. “Merry Christmas, boys. Have a good one!”
One official went with a Letterkenney-inspired — or channeling Kelowna Rockets’ radio voice Regan Bartel — with a “Pitter patter, let’s get at ‘er!” prior to the opening draw.
And, in case anyone needed a reminder, “Here we go fellas! Most goals wins!”
Crank up the volume and take a listen to the mic’d up World Juniors refs.
“Let’s do that hockey!”