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Our friends over at ‘Ted Williams Head’ tipped us off on this video of NHL referee Chris Rooney’s voice getting squeaky during a call in tonight’s New York Islanders/Carolina Hurricanes game. He supplements it with a standard cup check.

Have a listen/look:

It’s not often we hear refs speak in NHL games. Sometimes a broadcast will pick up the mic when they announce a penalty or the rare goal review, but it definitely doesn’t happen often. (Maybe they’re heard a whole lot more than I think and I just don’t notice it like I would an NFL ref who is making an announcement every other play.) Either way, an unfortunate moment for the veteran referee. I assume he’ll do the Sandy Lyle throat clearing before he makes his next call.

Referee’s Voice Cracks, Grabs Crotch And Does A Michael Jackson Move [Ted Williams Head]