View 336: Street Hockey Kids

Goalie set to defend his team's goal at the Street Crunch game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Goalie set to defend his team’s goal at the Street Crunch game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV o, 38mm focal length.

I went down to photograph the 2014 Syracuse Crunch Summer Street Crunch Series game last Saturday morning.  For four Saturday’s over the summer, the Crunch are setting up a street hockey rink on Montgomery Street just outside the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena. The players are ages from 5 to 14 and had a ball (get it?) playing on a street in the City of Syracuse.

A boy waits for his line to be called at the Street Crunch game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

A boy waits for his line to be called at the Street Crunch game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 250mm focal length, fill flash.

I did get plenty of game action photos but I wanted to share with you today some of the portraits of the young participants in the street hockey game. Kids can be so intense one second and so carefree the next. I think I need to remember to do the same.

A couple of players hanging out between Street Crunch hockey shifts outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 16, 2014.

A couple of players hanging out between Street Crunch hockey shifts outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 16, 2014.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/3.5, ISO 450, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length.

The game was open to all kids, boys and girls.  With the rise of high school, college and Olympic Women’s ice hockey, I see a lot of talented young women taking to the ice and, in this case, street to play the game of hockey.

A young girl getting ready for her time in the Street Crunch hockey game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

A young girl getting ready for her time in the Street Crunch hockey game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 125mm focal length, fill flash.

I photographed this young boy as he was watching the play and waiting for a pass.  The pass did come and he did score.

A young boy watching the play and waiting for a pass during the Street Crunch hockey game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

A young boy watching the play and waiting for a pass during the Street Crunch hockey game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 400, EV +0.3, 300mm focal length.

The game lasted a little over an hour with everyone getting to play in the game and participate in a shootout at the end.  The event is sponsored by McDonald’s and made possible by the parents who take the time to bring their sons and daughters to downtown Syracuse.

There are two Saturday’s left in the series.  Click Here for more information and to sign up your child.

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2 Responses to View 336: Street Hockey Kids

  1. David says:

    I really like the second photo (“A boy waits for his line…”) in this post. The leading lines take you right to his face and hold you there.

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  2. You have captured some wonderful expressions, Scott. Great portraits each in their own style and moment.

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