Oh no, Beau!

Referee Beau Halkidis found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time early in Sunday’s game between the Laval Rocket and Manitoba Moose.

A quick turnover caught Halkidis flat-footed in the neutral zone. As he looked to get out of the way and retreat to the boards, he found himself right in the way of the rush.  Manitoba’s Jeff Malott plowed into the official, who slowed him down enough for the Laval defender to recover the puck.

A dejected Halkidis appeared to apologize to Malott after the play, who gave him a tap on the arm.

Halkidis is currently splitting time between the AHL and NHL. He has officiated 78 NHL games, including 10 as a linesman. He made his National Hockey League debut in 2019.  Beau is the son of long=time NHLer Bob Halkidis, who spent 11 years in the league with the Kings, Leafs, Red Wings, Lightning, and Islanders.