NHL announces referees for Game 6 between Canucks & Oilers

Cooper Godin
May 18, 2024  (8:22)

NHL referee Garrett Rank.
Photo credit: Golf Magazine

The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers are set to face off in Game 6 of their second round series on Saturday night. It's an important game for both teams as the Canucks look to advance to the Western Conference Final, while Edmonton will try all they can to keep their season alive.

As we've seen through the first five games of this second round series, the officiating hasn't been very good and at this time of year, just like the players have to be at the top of their game, the referees should as well. There have been several missed calls on both sides throughout the series and with tonight being an elimination game, everyone is hoping that officiating will be top notch.
In a post on social media on Saturday morning, Jeff Paterson of Rink Wide: Vancouver revealed that the referees for Game 6 will be Garrett Rank and Jean Hebert. This isn't the first time the Canucks have seen both Rank and Hebert as they were the officials in in Game 6 of their first round series against Nashville.
"Garrett Rank & Jean Hebert will be the referees for Game 6 #Canucks vs #LetsGoOilers. First look at this series for both of them" Paterson said.

Rank, 32, has been a referee in the National Hockey League since 2015 when he made his debut on January 15th in a game between the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres. Coming into the 2023-24 campaign, the Elmira, Ontario native has officiated over 500 regular season games.
Hebert, a native of Bouctouche, New Brunswick native is the more experiences of the two referees tonight, being an official in the NHL for the last 14 years. During his time in the league, Hebert has been apart of over 80 playoff games and the 2022 Stanley Cup Final between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Puck drop for tonight's Game 6 between the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers is set for 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sportsnet and CBC nationally across Canada.
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