Sunday, December 20, 2009

PSA Hockey Tournament Championship game.

The championship game was played on Sunday afternoon. Again I was able to shoot from the players bench which was a pretty good vantage point. Sometimes when shooting the net at the far end players at the blue line would drift in front of the action blocking my view but there wasn't much I could do about that.

For some reason, I got colder at this game than I was at the first one. By the third period I was shivering quite a bit. Perhaps I should have worn my toque to keep the heat in.

Players get ready to take to the ice

The game turned out to be pretty good. PSA was playing McKnight for the PeeWee division A championship or something like that. From what I understand the league split up McKnight this year so some of the players and coaches on PSA use to play with McKnight. I don't know if that led to extra excitement and determination, but I could tell that the kids were pretty pumped to be playing. PSA opened the scoring but soon McKnight answered and moved ahead by a couple of goals. The action was back and forth and they were closely matched. By the middle of the third period they were tied 4-4.

With time running out McKnight had some pretty good chances to take the game but the PSA goalie was able to fend off the attack. PSA, with seconds to go, stormed up the ice and scored with 0.9 seconds left on the clock to secure the win. It was a very exciting finish.

PSA Goalie pounces on the puck.

I shot the game using the 70-200 2.8 for the most part.. At the beginning and during the intermissions I tried to swap on the 24-70 2.8 for some wider / group shots. Based on what I found with the previous game I went straight to iso3200 and 1/400th at f3.2. In the end I shot a total of 451 photos, and about 97 of them were processed for display.

The picture gallery for the game can be found here

Thanks for reading.

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