NHL referee Francis Charron.
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NHL announces referees for Game 4 between Canucks & Oilers

Published May 14, 2024 at 11:21

The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers series so far has been an intense and physical affair, and it's safe to say that both teams are hoping for better officiating in the future as well.

This series has had many missed calls, especially for the Oilers. In Game 2, Oilers captain Connor McDavid got away with a high stick on Quinn Hughes, and also in that contest, Evander Kane wasn't called for a slew foot, also on Hughes.

Then, in the melee at the end of Game 3 on Sunday, Zach Hyman cross-checked Nikita Zadorov in the face, which reportedly caused the Russian blueliner to need stitches. While that one went uncalled, Soucy's cross-check to McDavid's face earned him a one-game suspension.

Regardless of what has happened in the series so far in terms of calls and non-calls, the Canucks need to push forward because they have an ample opportunity ahead of themselves on Tuesday night. With a win, the Canucks will push the Edmonton Oilers to the brink of elimination.

Ahead of tonight's games, the National Hockey League has announced the referees, and for Game 4 between the Canucks and Oilers, it will be Francis Charron & Frederick L'Ecuyer.

"Francis Charron & Frederick L'Ecuyer are the men in stripes for Game 4 #Canucks vs #LetsGoOilers. Both believe in peace, love and harmony ☮️" Jeff Paterson said in a post on X.

Charron, 36, has refereed over 600 regular-season games since making his NHL debut in April 2010 and has over 75 games of Stanley Cup playoff experience. He's also refereed two Stanley Cup Finals—2020 between Dallas and Tampa Bay and 2021 between Montreal and Tampa Bay.

L'Ecuyer, 46, made his NHL debut in October 2007 and has over 900 games of regular season experience, along with over 35 appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Unlike Charron, L'Ecuyer has never officiated a Stanley Cup Final, but his experience thus far should earn him an opportunity shortly.

Game 4 between Vancouver and Edmonton will be broadcast on Sportsnet and CBC at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET.

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