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Drew Callin delivers a knee-on-knee hit to Ryder Korczak
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Officials Continue To Show They Don't Care, Completely Miscall Brutal Knee-on-Knee Hit

Published February 23, 2024 at 8:53 PM
BY TJ TUCKER

I really hope the officials in this game will watch the tape to review their performance. In a game between the Hartford Wolf Pack and Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL, referees completely botched the call on what was a brutal and intentional knee of knee hit.

Right at the end of the first period, the Thunderbirds Drew Callin caught Hartford's Ryder Korczak with a knee-on-knee hit as Korczak was preparing to cross into the offensive zone. It wasn't just the severity of the hit; it's that Callin very clear extends his leg to make sure Korczak doesn't get by him.



The worst part about the whole thing is that Callin was given just a two-minute penalty for tripping on the play. It's the entirely wrong call, and should have been a major penalty. Luckily, Korczak was not injured and was able to remain in the game. The 21-year-old was a third round pick of the New York Rangers in 2021. Callin, 28, was never drafted into the NHL and has spent his entire pro career in the ECHL and AHL.


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Officials Continue To Show They Don't Care, Completely Miscall Brutal Knee-on-Knee Hit

Thoughts on the call from officials?

They got it right2013.6 %
Should have been kneeing and a major8960.5 %
Should have been kneeing but a minor2013.6 %
Not sure1812.2 %
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