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AHL official offers fans a chance to join him on the ice

- December 21st, 2013

Casual fans and some self-righteous pundits usually have little to no clue when it comes to the game within the game – the words officials, coaches and players exchange on a minute-by-minute basis over the course of competition.

The American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers are offering fans a chance to see – and hear – what actually goes on during the run of play.

From fisticuffs to verbal confrontations, referees do a hell of a lot more than just whistle for penalties.

In a game against the Rockford Icedogs earlier this month, the Checkers put a Go-Pro camera atop referee David Banfield’s helmet.

They then cut down roughly two hours of action into a 10 minute package that offers a glimpse into what it’s like to be at ice-level during a professional hockey game.

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