Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Little Guys Play in the Big Arena

While I was out of commission, JJ's hockey team had a game at the pro arena where the NHL's Ottawa Senators play: Canadian Tire Place. The arena seats 18,694, but it wasn't quite full for this Novice game.

To be granted this honour both participating teams had a sell a certain number of tickets to a regular Senators game. Well, the teams came through, and the little guys got to play on the big ice. By the way, once they sold the tickets, their actual ice time was free. Nice.

Shauna borrowed my camera and did a great job. Maybe I should let her work the camera all of the time.

What a thrill this must have been for both the boys and their parents.

Waiting to hit the ice

Warming up. JJ out front in this one.

On the bench
Another bench shot with some of the arena seating in the background
Some of the action

A hockey tradition: post game handshake

Time to celebrate


Marie Smith said...

Great photos by your daughter. Great thrill to play on that ice too I bet.

Mara said...

How exciting. It's one thing to play a match on your own local rink, but to play on a proper 'court' must have been fantastic. I bet most of them were dreaming that night about playing there again at some point in the future!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Congrats to JJ and his team members and the photographer did a great job subbing for you, AC.

Shammickite said...

What huge fun, to play at CT Place, where the big boys play!

Debbie said...

what a thrill for them - awesome pictures!!!

Mage said...

She did wonderfully well capturing not only the feel of the day, but of the action.

Hena Tayeb said...

wow that must have been so exciting