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Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser hasn't been forgiven for missed call

May 27, 2011 | 10:15 am

Kenv Today is a big day in hockey history—especially for fans of the Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was on this day in 1993 that the Kings benefited from a missed high stick by Wayne Gretzky against Doug Gilmour in Game 6 of the conference finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs and went on to win that game and the series in Toronto. The Kings advanced to what remains their only appearance in the Stanley Cup final in their history and lost to Montreal in five games.

Some Toronto fans still haven’t forgiven the Game 6 referee, Kerry Fraser, for his mistake in not calling a penalty on Gretzky. Fraser addresses it well in the column he writes for Canada’s, and it's frightening to read about what he and his family endured as a result of that non-call.

Apparently his mea culpa isn’t enough for some folks. Read the comments if you have a few minutes and you’ll see that some Maple Leaf fans still haven’t let this go after all these years.


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Photo: Referee Kenny Fraser in 1986. Credit: Joe Patronite / Getty Images