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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rivermen-Monsters hockey

My only assignment today was the Rivermen hockey game. The game was a blowout as the Rivermen cruised to a 4-0 win over Lake Erie. After I had “the shot” for the paper, I got a little creative and spent most of the third period shooting pans of the Rivermen players. A pan action shot is a nice way to mix things up a bit, and it works very well in sports where players are moving quickly such as football, basketball and hockey.

Peoria Rivermen defender Brennan Evans (44) advances the puck as he skates through the Lake Erie defense during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena. Peoria won 4-0.

Peoria Rivermen defender Brennan Evans (44) advances the puck as he skates through the Lake Erie defense during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena. Peoria won 4-0.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Ryan Reaves (38) checks Lake Ernie Monsters defender Cameron Gaunce into the glass during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena. Peoria won 4-0.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Ryan Reaves (38) checks Lake Ernie Monsters defender Cameron Gaunce into the glass during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena. Peoria won 4-0.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Graham Mink (21) fights Lake Erie Monsters defender Cameron Gaunce (3) during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena. Officials broke up the fight after Mink slammed Gaunce to the ice.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Graham Mink (21) fights Lake Erie Monsters defender Cameron Gaunce (3) during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena. Officials broke up the fight after Mink slammed Gaunce to the ice.

Lake Erie Monsters center Ben Walter (17) plays the puck into the Peoria defense during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Lake Erie Monsters center Ben Walter (17) plays the puck into the Peoria defense during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Lake Erie Monsters defender Matt Generous (10) lays on the ice after a hit from Peoria Rivermen right wing Tyler Shattock (26) during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Lake Erie Monsters defender Matt Generous (10) lays on the ice after a hit from Peoria Rivermen right wing Tyler Shattock (26) during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Lake Erie Monsters defender Julien Brouillette looks to make a pass as he slides on his knee during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Lake Erie Monsters defender Julien Brouillette looks to make a pass as he slides on his knee during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen center Nicholas Drazenovic (10) battles Lake Ernie Monsters defender Julien Brouillette for the puck during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen center Nicholas Drazenovic (10) battles Lake Ernie Monsters defender Julien Brouillette for the puck during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Lake Ernie Monsters defender Matt Generous (10) reacts as he battles Peoria Rivermen left wing Anthony Nigro for control of the puck during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Lake Ernie Monsters defender Matt Generous (10) reacts as he battles Peoria Rivermen left wing Anthony Nigro for control of the puck during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Dave Spina advances the puck during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Dave Spina advances the puck during a game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Carver Arena.

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