Tag Archives: Culver Academy Hockey

CMA Varsity Hockey vs. Shattuck

 The CMA Varsity hockey game against Shattuck was an exciting game. CMA came out the victors with 4-2 score. I’ll be following all of the hockey teams this year and hope to keep you updated with photos and scores.

To view additional photos from the CMA Hockey game vs. Shattuck, please visit our website at http://www.culverphotos.com/11_5_11_cmavhockey


CGA Varsity Hockey vs. Windsor

The CGA hockey team has started off the season well. They won their game against Windsor (2 to 0) after playing hard and playing well as a team. I look forward to watching their season progress and taking more photos.

To view additional photos from the CGA game vs. Windsor, please visit our website at:http://www.culverphotos.com/11_5_11_cgahockey

Indiana Hockey Photographer: Culver Academy Prep Hockey Tournament

Wow what a busy schedule! Last weekend, Culver Academy’s Prep Hockey Team hosted a tournamanet with six visiting teams from the U.S. and Canada. I attended (with my camera): 4 games, 1 locker room parent’s open house, a party, a ceremony for the seniors, and an awards ceremony. For me, it meant close to 15 hours of shooting, 3000+ photos to sort through, and at least 12 hours of editing. I was tired by Sunday night, but I can’t forget that there were others who probably worked harder over the weekend than me. A big shout out to Keith, Greg, and Rosie, the trainer. All three were there at the rink every time I was.

The last game of the season is always a little sad for me with any team, as I get to know many of the parents and kids. For the seniors, this is especially true as it was their last game with their team and most likely the last time that they’ll play in the Henderson Ice Rink. After the last game of any season, you can see the emotion on the kids’ faces as most realize this fact.

Culver played well in the tournament taking second place overall. They played against UCC, Ridley, NSA, and St. Louis. Culver easliy won their first three games, but they struggled in the final game on Sunday with St. Louis.

Following are a few of my my favorite photos from the four games. I’ve posted additional photos seperated by game at:


Indiana Hockey Photography: CMA Prep vs. Lake Forest Academy

On Sunday afternoon, I watched the Prep Hockey Teams from Culver Academy and Lake Forest Academy play one another at Culver’s Henderson Ice Rink. There has always been a rivalry between these two hockey programs, as the schools areonly a couple hours away and each school often gets kids that might have gone to the other school. (I recall that 25 years ago, I had friends at LFA and it was one school that I considered when looking at Culver.) As one parent described the rivalry to me a few days before the game- “We are their Shattuck”. What he meant by this was that Culver Academy is one of Lake Forest’s hardest compititors and the team that it strives to beat each year. It is the game of the season that defines how well their program is this year.

As expected, the game was high energy and fast action. It was a little on the brutal side with a lot of penalties and a few injuries. Overall, though, it was a lot of fun to watch both teams play their hearts out. Culver did not disappoint. Though they gave up the first goal of the game, they took the win at a score of 5 to 2.

I’ve posted some photos here. Other photos are located at:


Indiana Hockey Photography: CMA U16 vs. West Michigan

This past Friday night, the CMA U16 hockey team hosted West Michigan at Culver Academies for a game. Surprisingly, the attendance was good considering that the Academies were on a long weekend break and there were few students left on campus.

During the game, Culver Eagles proved again the reason why they are ranked #5 in the country at this level. West Michigan played their hearts out, but they couldn’t challenge Culver. Worth noting, however was that even when faced with a huge deficit in goals, the West Michigan team never gave up or played as though they were defeated. The game was quite fun to watch and both teams appeared to play very cleanly. (There were few penalties.)

I’ve posted some photos here. Other photos are located at:


Indiana Hockey Photography: CMA Varsity vs. De la Salle

Last weekend was Senior Night for the CMA Varsity Hockey Team at Culver Military Academy as they played against De la Salle. Before the game, there was a short recognition of the seniors and their parents under the life-size banners of each senior that I produced. (See earlier post.) I see some of these players in the penalty box where I shoot from, but it was nice to see them with their parents getting the recognition of their years in Culver hockey, something they can be proud of… to see them with the banners was icing on the cake.

The game was a fun game to watch with a lot of action. Culver easily won with a score of 6-to-3. I’ve posted some photos here. Additional photos are located at:


Indiana High School Hockey: CMA U16 vs. CYA

This past weekend, the Culver Academy U16 hockey team played two games against the visiting Chicago Young Americans team. Both games were great to watch. Both of the teams played well, though there seemed to be several penalties on both sides. (I shoot from the penalty box.) Saturday night’s game was truly an upset with the CYA team dominating the game during the 2nd and 3rd periods to win. I have to credit the CYA team, as they played as well as I’ve seen any high school team play.

The game on Sunday was a different story. Culver led throughout the game and won easily.

I’ve posted some of my favorite photos here. There are hundreds more located at:

11-5-11 (Saturday’s Game)- http://www.culverphotos.com/2_5_11_u16_hockey

11-6-11 (Sunday’s Game)- http://www.culverphotos.com/2_6_11_u16_hockey

Indiana Hockey Photography: CMA U16 and Prep Team

I’m sorry that this post is over a week old. Things have been hectic here in Culver and I’m just now getting caught up. Saturday of January 28th was a busy night for hockey in Culver. Simultaneously, there were two hockey games going on at the same time. One was between the Culver Academy U16 hockey team and the Indy Jr. Ice. The second game was between the CMA Prep team and St. Mary’s. I had a bouncing back and forth routine between the rinks that got to be a bit hectic at times. To further complicate things, each rink has different lighting that requires camera adjustments when switching rinks. I posted some of my favorite shots from the night. Other photos are located at:

U16 vs. Indy Jr. Ice- http://www.culverphotos.com/1_28_11_u16_hockey

Prep team vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s- http://www.culverphotos.com/1_28_11_prep_hockey

Culver Hockey Photographs: CMA Varsity vs. Prairie Ridge High School

On Friday night, the CMA Varsity hockey team played Prairie Ridge High School from Illinois. Having lost to this team 4 of the 5 times they played one another last year, the game was expected to be quite close  and exciting.  The players did not disappoint their fans. The game was filled with a lot of action and great play, and Culver pulled off the victory with a win of 4 to 2. I’ve posted some photos here. Additional photos are located at:


Indiana High School Hockey: CMA Varsity vs. Penn High School

The other night, the CMA Varsity Hockey team hosted Penn High School for a game played at Culver Academies. The game started interesting enough with Penn playing hard and scoring the first goal. With that, it appeared that Culver might have a struggle with the game. Culver regrouped and fought to win 6-3. It was an exciting game to watch with both teams playing hard. I shoot from the penalty box and saw a lot of players come through it at this game! I’ve posted some photos here. Other photos are located at: