View 312: Sin Bin

A little ice hockey terminology this week.  The penalty box is where players who are called for penalties serve the time and is often referred to as the Sin Bin.  They are located directly across the ice from each team’s player bench. Teams are short handed during the penalty as they must play a man short.  The other team gets a power play as they have the man advantage.

Syracuse Crunch Evan Rankin (11) serving a penalty in a game against the Binghamton Senators in American Hockey League (AHL) action at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Syracuse Crunch Evan Rankin (11) serving a penalty in a game against the Binghamton Senators in American Hockey League (AHL) action at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 500, EV +0.3.

Last weekend I was given the opportunity to photograph from the sin bin during the third period of an American Hockey League (AHL) game in the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena as the Binghamton Senators hosted the Syracuse Crunch in an important Eastern Division game.  I got a very different view of the game from there as I could cover the action between the Blue Lines at ice level.

Views from the penalty box in the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York.

Views from the penalty box in the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York. From top left: Binghamton Senators David Dziurzynski (22), Syracuse Crunch Brett Connolly (28), Syracuse Crunch Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and the Syracuse Crunch players react to a goal by their teammate tying the game late in the third period.

In between the two penalty boxes is the location of the off ice game officials.  They track game statistics, goal scoring information, control the game clock, access the video cameras located above each net for goal reviews and keep penalty time.

Binghamton Senators and AHL game officials keeping game statistics, time and video access to the overhead net cameras during a game with the Syracuse Crunch in American Hockey League (AHL) action at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Binghamton Senators and AHL game officials keeping game statistics, time and video access to the overhead net cameras during a game with the Syracuse Crunch in American Hockey League (AHL) action at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 800, EV +0.3.

Unfortunately for the Syracuse Crunch, the time their players spent in the penalty box allowed the Binghamton Senators to score five of their six goals including the overtime game winner.

I would like to thank my host, JustSports Photography, in Binghamton for getting me access to shoot from the penalty box.

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2 Responses to View 312: Sin Bin

  1. Gerry says:

    You know I love hockey, but I’ve never heard the penalty box called the Sin Bin. Shows how out of touch I can be. What a treat to see the game from that vantage point. I’m glad you got to do it, and that you took us along. Big fun, great shots.

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