Former Finnish linesman passes away
by Martin Merk|25 FEB 2020
Linesman Juha Kautto during the gold medal game of the 2004 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
photo: Europhoto
Former international linesman Juha Kautto passed away on 10 February 2020 in Oulu after a sudden stroke.

Born on 2 October 1975, Kautto officiated 168 games in the top Finnish league as a linesman until 2007.

Kautto was also an international on-ice official. We worked at the 2003 and 2004 World Championship and got the call to officiate the gold medal game in 2004.

He also called games at the 2005 and 2006 World Junior Championship and was assigned for the gold medal game both times.