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