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Only three minutes into the Dallas Stars-Colorado Avalanche game on Monday night, this scary moment happened. Dallas defenseman Jamie Oleksiak took a slapshot and it was deflected by Colorado forward Paul Stastny’s skate. Referee Chris Rooney never saw the puck coming and didn’t even have a chance to react to the puck headed straight for his head.The A.P. reported:The puck appeared to carom off the neck of Rooney, who stayed down behind the Avalanche net. Rooney eventually got up and skated off the ice.Sam Singleton, an NHL security representative, said Rooney ”checked out OK,” but he didn’t have any details. The Avalanche had no additional update.Rooney has been a member of the NHL Officials Association since 1996. This incident left referee Justin St. Pierre as the only referee, who finished the game with two linesman.Strangely enough this wasn’t the only incident on Monday night where a referee was struck by a puck. According to the Associated Press:Referee Marc Joannette was hit by a clearing shot from Maple Leafs D Dion Phaneuf in the second period. He received attention from the Maple Leafs training staff and returned later in the period.It would appear as though the Hockey Gods have it out for referees right now.[Puck Daddy Blog]
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A scary moment occurred during the Dallas Stars-Colorado Avalanche game on Monday night, when veteran NHL referee Chris Rooney was down and out on the ice after an odd carom off a slapshot resulted in the puck drilling him in the head. A few minutes into the first period, a shot from the point by hulking Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak deflected off Avalanche player Paul Stastny’s...
Hockey referees are arguably the best in all of sports, and they’re also some of the bravest.
The men in the striped shirts step out on the ice every night, sharing the ice with some of the biggest, fastest athletes the sports world has to offer. It goes without saying that some times there’s nowhere to hide for officials.
Referee Chris Rooney found that out the hard way Monday...
NHL referee Chris Rooney had to be ushered off the ice Monday night after a shot by Dallas Stars defenseman Jaime Oleksiak deflected off the skate of Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny and hit Rooney in the head.
Rooney, who was hit just three minutes into the game, stayed down for quite some time behind the Avalanche net. A stretcher was brought out, but Rooney slowly got...
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NHL referee Chris Rooney was helped off the ice after being hit by a puck after a shot by Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak deflected off the skate of Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny on Monday night.
The puck appeared to carom off the head of Rooney, who stayed down for quite some time behind the Avalanche net. A stretcher was brought out, but Rooney slowly got up and...