With the World Junior Championship Tournament in full swing, some players have been experiencing some hockey tunnel vision. That happened to Team Czech Republic yesterday before their game against Sweden.
After Czech players were let on the ice early for warmups, an ice crew member got a rude awakening when pucks started coming his way while he was preparing the net.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 28, 2017
The poor official dodged multiple shots from the Czechs, including one 90 MPH puck that buzzed right past his head.
The ice crew member received a glove pat apology by Czech defenseman Ondřej Vála.
His adventurous time on the ice wasn’t over yet. While skating down to Sweden’s end, the poor game crew member was hit by a puck directly on the shoulder.
This dude could not get off that ice fast enough. Thankfully he did not get seriously hurt.
Hopefully, next time the ice crew can finish their duties before the teams arrive or maybe the players should actually look up and observe their surroundings.
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