Ref Cam Wins 2016 World Cup

The action on the ice during the 2016 World Cup has been terrific. Even better is the one unique camera angle that takes you right into the middle of it: the ref cam.

We’ve seen ref cams before. The NHL has rolled them out for highlight events, including All-Star Game and the league’s signature Winter Classic and Stadium Series events. Never have them been used as frequently or close to real-time as they have been during the World Cup.

Here’s a look at highlights from the opening weekend, which kicks off the action with an extreme closeup of linesman Pierre Racicot:

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