Hockey Referee Bloodied by Stick in US Vs. Canada

Referee Cianna Lieffers was struck in the face by an inadvertent high stick from Amanda Kessel

Hockey referee Cianna Lieffers suffered a painful-looking injury during Monday night's Olympic women's hockey game between the United States and Canada.

Early in the second period, Team USA forward Amanda Kessel made a sharp turn behind Canada's net. As Kessel was turning, she swung her stick in the air and it inadvertently caught Lieffers in the face.

The high stick left Lieffers with a bloody cut above her lip, forcing her to leave the game.

But the Canadian ref did return later in the period with a bandage covering up the cut and finished out the contest.

Canada wound up beating the United States 4-2.

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