Best two hockey games of my career so far!

 

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The #16 Ohio State Buckeyes were in town so I couldn’t pass down the opportunity. Little did I know would this be the best two days of shooting hockey that I have ever had! I covered #1 Notre Dame a few weeks ago and nothing compared to the big hitting Buckeyes of the Big Ten. 

I got to the the arena pretty early because I wanted to set up a remote but I forgot my cable from the pocket wizards to the camera.  Go figure! I guess next time I should check my bag before I head to a shoot next time. 


So instead I headed to the ice to shoot Ohio State coming onto the ice. 

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1/400th, 3200iso, f2.8

Here is a photo in me in action. 

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Photo by Aaron Carpenter 

Then I hustled to the other side of the arena to find a place to shoot through the extremely dirty scratched up glass. 

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1/400th, 3200iso, f2.8

Then all of the sudden I was following an Ohio State player and right before my eyes he goes completely airborne. I was just hoping that it was sharp and it was decent for shooting threw the glass. 

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/500th, 3200iso, f2.8

After that hit It was just a big hit after big hit. 

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/500th, 3200iso, f2.8

BG lost Saturdays game so I packed up my gear and headed home. 

Lets get to Sundays game. 

Didn’t get their as early as I wanted because my editor was asking for a feature of Main Street in Bowling Green

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Nikon D3, 14-24mm, 1/15th, 640iso, f2.8

Finally got to the arena found my parking spot working my way through the six inches of snow that had been falling all day (not fun when you don’t have 4×4 drive).

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/640th, 3200iso, f2.8

Then a Bowling Green player made a quick stop which causes the ice to spray every where and made for a cool shot. 

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/500th, 3200iso, f2.8

Shortly after a Bowling Green player got tripped up and slide right into the goalie and the goal just sat on him and wouldn’t get up until he said “Uncle” I guess. 

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/400th, 3200iso, f2.8

When I was walking from my shooting spot on the ice I was heading back up to the media room. I found the two mascots signing autographs for little kids, which was kind of a cute picture. 

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1/400th, 3200iso, f2.8

Then to start the 2nd period I was shooting elevated so I could get a different angle and also because shooting through the glass freaking sucks! Ohio State was making a break to the goal when yet again another player went airborne. 

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/400th, 3200iso, f2.8



As so I got that shot I downloaded the picture and sent it off to the wire to see if it would get picked up. After I transmitted that image I headed back down to ice level to finish off the game. Bowling Green was down 2-3 and all of the sudden BG scored with 32 seconds left. 

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/500th, 3200iso, f2.8

Then Bowling Green Dan Sexton who scored the goal celebrated with his teammates. 

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 1/500th, 3200iso, f2.8

So we are going to over time. Ohio State scored with about 2 mintues left in overtime and that was game. They rushed the ice while BG stood in shock. 

Here is a photo of the Ohio State players celebrating as they skate off the ice. 

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Nikon D700, 14-24mm, 1/500th, 3200iso, f2.8

Here is a little video I put together of all the gear I take to a normal hockey game .



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