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Steve Papp’s Golden Story

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Kelowna referee Steve Papp received an opportunity of a lifetime over the Christmas break, Hockey Canada sent him to the World Junior championships in Sweden.

Papp who has International experience has been one of the top officials in the Western Hockey League and the American Hockey League for the last number of years.  This was his first World Juniors.

Once Team Canada was eliminated in the semi-finals by Team Finland, Papp received notice that he would referee the Gold Medal game between Finland and host Team Sweden.  If you watch the replay of the overtime winning goal it’s Papp, the official behind the net pointing “goal.”

Ryan talks with Papp about his experience …


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