Normally, by the end of a junior hockey player's run, referees have become a necessary impediment. This season, Troy Murray of the famed Notre Dame Hounds Junior A program in Wilcox, Sask., has led a double life. When he's not manning the blueline for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team, the 20-year-old from Regina is lining in the Western Hockey League.
It's a unique situation — sometimes the referees who work Murray's games are also his colleagues in the WHL. The proof of experience as a linesman paying off on the ice might be reflected by the fact he cut his penalty minutes in half during his overage season, spending 58 minutes in the box after sitting out 117 as a 19-year-old.
From CTV Regina's Julie Stewart-Binks (@JSB_CTV):Read More »from Junior A defenceman Troy Murray doubles as a WHL linesman (VIDEO)