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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 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

Indiana Hockey Photography: CMA U16 vs. Ulysse Prep

Friday night, the CMA U16 Hockey team hosted Ulysse Prep School from Canada at Culver Academy. Considering the fact that the boys from Ulysse Prep had been on a bus 16 hours traveling to Culver, they played quite well and gave Culver a good fight. Being close throughout the game and tied going into the third period, the game could have gone to either team. During the third period, Culver scored twice and created a gap that Ulysse couldn’t overcome. The final score, Culver-4, Ulysse Prep-2.

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Indiana Hockey Photography: CMA vs. Shattuck

This past weekend, the Culver Academies Hockey teams hosted their long-time rivals from Shattuck St. Mary’s at Culver. Both the U16 team and the Prep team played Shattuck’s correpsonding teams twice over the weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday. Due to prior commitments, I was only able to photograph the Saturday night games.

In both the U16 game and the Prep team game, Culver played their hearts out. The games were some of the best action and fastest moving that I’ve witnessed at a High School level. Unfortunately, Shattuck St. Mary’s proved that their #1 rank in the country is well deserved as they won both games. Culver did prove to be worthy opponents, though they were not able to pull out a vistory.

I apologize for so many photos in this post. Below are my favorite photos from both the U16 and Prep games. For additional photos, please visit:

U16: http://www.culverphotos.com/12_11_10_u16hockey 

Prep: http://www.culverphotos.com/12_11_10_prephockey

Culver Academy Hockey Photos: CMA U16 Hockey vs. Detroit Central Catholic

The CMA U16 Hockey teams wins again! With a final score of 6-to-1, Culver Academy had no difficulty winning against Detroit Central Catholic. Both teams played well and fairly with very few fouls throughout the game. I’ve posted some photos here; there are many more at http://www.culverphotos.com/p947134042


Culver Academy Hockey Photos: CMA U16 Hockey vs. Mercer Chiefs

What a long weekend for the CMA U16 hockey team! Today was the fourth and final game for Culver Academy Eagles in their Christmas break Invitational Tournament. I feel sorry for all the teams having had to play four games in a weekend, but I feel especially bad for the Culver boys because Chirstmas vacation started for their classmates four days ago.

Culver Academy ended the weekend in the 3rd and 4th place brakets against the Mercer Chiefs who they played yesterday morning and lost to. Watching today’s game, I remembered how much fun these two teams were to watch against each other. Both teams played hard and showed great sportsmanship with very few fouls throughout the game. If I recall, Culver only had 2 or 3 penalities the entire game and there were times when the game would continue for 3-4 minutes without any whistle. It truly was fun to watch.

Having lost yesterday, Culver played well and dominated the entire game, bringing home a win. I’m proud of Culver, but the Chiefs still need to be recognized for their play. There are a few things about the Chiefs that I feel should be pointed out. First off, I believe that they were the smallest team to play in the tournament with only 12 kids. If you think about it, that is 216 minutes of hard, tournament play spread across 12 players. Secondly, due to concerns about the impending weather conditions, their goalie left last night or this morning and did not play in today’s game. Instead, their backup goalie played who did a great job. Don’t get me wrong, I am a Culver fan through and through. But, in today’s win, I don’t feel that it is appropriate to gloat. The Chiefs did a great job. I’ve posted my favorite photos here; there over 300 more at http://www.culverphotos.com/p912711270.


Culver Academy Hockey Photos: CMA U16 Hockey vs. Chicago Huskies

This afternoon, as part of the Culver Academy U16 Invitational Tournament, the CMA Eagles played the Chicago Huskies. For me, this game was a little different than all the other hockey games that I’ve photographed in that the game was played on the “B” rink at the Henderson Ice Rink. This was the first game that I’ve ever shot on the “B” rink and it posed some new challenges. Unlike the “A” rink, which is an NHL-sized ice rink, the “B” rink is an Olympic-sized ice rink, which means that it is a larger rink. Being larger meant that I had to get used to things as viewed through my zoom lens. I had to wait until their was action in the middle of the rink because my zoom wasn’t the best at reaching the far corners. Another difficulty that I faced was with the lighting. This rink is lit with a combination of incondescent and florescent lights, which required some tweeking of settings to get my photos to look right.

The game itself was a fun, exciting game to watch with both teams playing hard. Culver easily won the game, though I don’t think the Huskies should feel bad. If I had to guess, I suspect that the Huskies are not on the ice daily like the Culver Academy teams. I’ve posted a couple of my favorite photos here; there are over 300 more at http://www.culverphotos.com/p1031465095.


Culver Academy Hockey Photos: CMA U16 Hockey vs. Mercer Chiefs

Today, as part of the Culver Academy Hockey Invitational Tournament, the CMA U16 Hockey Team played the Mercer Chiefs. I’m not sure if the Eagles were tired given it was an early morning game or if they started the game on a bad note, but Culver never got the upper hand. The Chiefs started by scoring in the first minute of the game. They scored their second goal during the second period. In the third period, the CMA Eagles finally got on the score board and everyone thought they might stage a comeback, but they weren’t able to pull it off. The final score was Culver 1, Chiefs 2.

The game between the Chiefs and the Eagles was a lot of fun to watch. The Chiefs showed good sportsmanship, and the game had almost no penalties. Both teams showed respect for one another. If Culver had to lose, I’m glad that it was to a team that played well and with fairness.

I’ve posted some photos here; there are several more located at http://www.culverphotos.com/p727833442.


Culver Academy Hockey Photos: CMA U16 Hockey vs Ice Jets

This weekend the CMA Eacles U16 Hockey Team is hosting a large tournament on Culver Academy’s campus with 6 teams competing from around the nation. Tonight’s game was between Culver Academy and the Ice Jets. What a great game to watch! I’m not sure if the game was more exciting than others or if I was trigger happy with my camera. Either way, I shot over twice the number of photos that I normally shoot. It was difficult narrowing the number down. I ended up with over 300 photos that I felt were worthy of posting.

I guess if your teams has to lose, tonight would have been the way to do it. The Ice Jets started by scoring the first goal. Culver scored its first goal within the first 45 seconds of the second period. Culver followed this by scoring the next goal to take over the lead.  A few minutes later, the Ice Jets scored again to tie the game again. The sceond period ended with a tie. During the third period, both teams scored to end the regular game with a 3-to-3 tie. Because this was a tournament game, sudden death play continued into overtime. The Eagles held the Ice Jets off for three and half minutes, but Culver ultimately lost when the other team scored. Regardless, both teams played well. To see more photos, go to www.culverphotos.com and check out this gallery: http://www.culverphotos.com/p579556671.