An AHL referee strapped a GoPro camera to his helmet during a game between the Charlotte Checkers and Rockford IceHogs. David Banfield captured the first-hand, on-the-ice experience of skating during a match.
The most exciting part of the video takes place at the 2:30 mark, when players drop their sticks and gloves to fight. While fans are usually riveted by hockey fights, Banfield hardly watches. He clears players out of the way, only monitoring the fight in the late stages. It’s weird to see the ref calmly sit by as players pummel each other.
[Thanks to Reddit user RabbitFeet25]