Monday, March 30, 2009

PA State High School Ice Hockey Championships

It's a shame this is one of the feature photos here because this kid played great and kept Council Rock in the game

'gotta support the team

This was the final weekend for high school hockey. The winners from last weeks games at the Flyers Cup (see below) and the Penguins Cup (played in Pittsburgh) played at Ice Line in West Chester. This was a weekend of good goalie shots for me. It seems a lot easier to shoot them when you're in the stands or in the press box as opposed to being on the ice like we normally shoot. The A game, West Chester Rustin vs. Mars was pretty unexciting except that the arena was filled with Rustin's fans. Rustin blew them out and the game was pretty much over by the end of the first period. The AA game featured a team from Latrobe who have gone 40-0 this season. They were actually down going into the third period, but scored two unanswered goals in the third to take the title. As expected LaSalle beat the team from Shaler to win the AAA division.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Flyers Cup Finals

This was probably my last time in the Spectrum, so it was only fitting to give it a farewell photo..

#88 scored the winning goal for West Chester Rustin by making a diving play

All eight teams attracted a pretty good crowd. Some were more into it than other as seen demonstrated above by the fans of North Penn High School.

Again, North Penn's fans supporting the team.

Tough to beat a good stick bending slap shot photo.

LaSalle's #18 scores the go-ahead goal during the second period.

LaSalle celebrates by showing off the Flyers Cup to their fans.

This past Saturday was the championships for all the teams playing in the Flyers Cup. There were a few different games; Girls Varsity, Varsity A, Varsity AA, and the final Varsity AAA game. I shot most of the action from in front of the press box at center ice and moved down for a period or two to shoot through the port holes in the glass in the corners (which weren't very big and didn't allow for too many great photos, but a cool angle).

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Flyers Cup

The Flyers Cup is a high school hockey tournament for the area teams. The finals are played at the Spectrum which will probably be one of the last events played there. These photos are of the Varsity AA Quarterfinals Downingtown vs. Council Rock South. CR South won 3-2 in an exciting game. I shot from above the glass which isn't very high between the benches and corners. It's a great vantage point, however you need to be careful when the defensemen clear the puck off the glass. There were a couple of close misses last night.