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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Notre Dame hockey’s “Practice on the Pond”

Notre Dame Practice on the Pond

Notre Dame goalie Joe Rogers, left, shares a laugh as he interacts with Heather, Zara, right, and Tim Dukeman, background, during an open Notre Dame hockey team practice on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Merrifield Park in Mishawaka. The team practiced outdoors as part of its annual “Practice on the Pond” for fans. Tuesday’s event was the seventh time the Irish hockey team has practiced at Merrifield Park. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Practice on the Pond

Drake Jackowich, 9, watches as the Notre Dame hockey team practices outside on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Merrifield Park in Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Notre Dame hockey defeats Miami outdoors at Soldier Field

I had the opportunity this weekend to photograph outdoor college hockey as Notre Dame faced off with Miami (OH) at Soldier Field in Chicago. My editor asked about a month ago if I wanted to work a Sunday for this assignment and I gladly volunteered to do so. Until this game, I hadn’t shot hockey in more than two years so I expected to be rusty and out of the flow of the game a bit. After all, hockey definitely has a much different flow than football and basketball, which are the two sports I’ve covered the most in the past six months at the South Bend Tribune. It was an enjoyable experience overall and just very neat to see and photograph hockey in an outdoor setting.

Notre Dame Miami Hockey

Notre Dame faces off with Miami of Ohio during an NCAA college men’s hockey game in the Hockey City Classic on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Miami Hockey

Notre Dame players celebrate with left wing Jeff Costello, center, after Costello scored a goal in the third period of an NCAA college men’s hockey game in the Hockey City Classic on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Rivermen-Admirals hockey

Guess it’s fitting that my first and last assignments of 2010 were sports. The paper had an extremely early deadline for color photos this evening (8 p.m.) so I unfortunately couldn’t stay longer than the first period. When possible, I always try to stay to the very end of sporting events to give myself more opportunities to make pictures. As I was leaving, the team scored two goals. Just my luck.

Peoria Rivermen defender Nathan Oystrick (20) plays Milwaukee Admirals Center Mark Van  Guilder (29) for control of the puck during a game on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen defender Nathan Oystrick (20) plays Milwaukee Admirals Center Mark Van Guilder (29) for control of the puck during a game on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen left wing Stefan Della Rovere, middle, looks to play the puck between Milwaukee Admirals centers Jamie Lundmark (21) and Blake Geoffrion (5) during a game on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen left wing Stefan Della Rovere, middle, looks to play the puck between Milwaukee Admirals centers Jamie Lundmark (21) and Blake Geoffrion (5) during a game on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Carver Arena.

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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.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rivermen-Griffens hockey

Peoria Rivermen right wing Ryan Reaves (38) checks Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Jordan Owens into the boards during a game on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Ryan Reaves (38) checks Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Jordan Owens into the boards during a game on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Adam Cracknell, right, hits the ice after contact from Grand Rapids Griffins defender Greg Amadio during a game on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria Rivermen right wing Adam Cracknell, right, hits the ice after contact from Grand Rapids Griffins defender Greg Amadio during a game on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Carver Arena.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rivermen-Admirals hockey

Milwaukee Admirals defender Roman Josi (33) plays the puck in front of Peoria Rivermen defender Derek Peltier (4) during a game on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Milwaukee Admirals defender Roman Josi (33) plays the puck in front of Peoria Rivermen defender Derek Peltier (4) during a game on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Milwaukee Admirals goalie Jeremy Smith dives to cover up a puck that came dangerously close to the Milwaukee goal during the second period of a game against the Rivermen on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Carver Arena. Milwaukee won 5-4 in overtime.

Milwaukee Admirals goalie Jeremy Smith dives to cover up a puck that came dangerously close to the Milwaukee goal during the second period of a game against the Rivermen on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Carver Arena. Milwaukee won 5-4 in overtime.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Rivermen-Ice Hogs hockey

I don’t cover hockey often. And by not often, I mean Sunday was the first time ever. I don’t think I have even been to a hockey game since I was in middle school. It was also the first time using the Journal Star’s strobe setup in Carver Arena. I’ve used strobes before for basketball, but hockey is entirely different. I had a decent day, but I’m looking forward to shooting more games there before the end of my internship.

Peoria players celebrate with teammate Nathan Oystrick, center, after Oystrick's goal in a sudden-death shootout propelled the Rivermen to a win over Rockford on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Peoria players celebrate with teammate Nathan Oystrick, center, after Oystrick's goal in a sudden-death shootout propelled the Rivermen to a win over Rockford on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Rockford goalie Alec Richards watches as a Peoria shot flies wayward of the goal during a game on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Carver Arena.

Rockford goalie Alec Richards watches as a Peoria shot flies wayward of the goal during a game on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Carver Arena.

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