The Minto Mite (Junior Development) Tournament was held at the Harriston Arena in Minto, Ontario on February 27, 2016. The tournament was host to ten teams from the Mite division which ranges in age from three to five years old.
If you thought the St. Thomas Tyke Tournament was entertaining to watch because of all the chaos that can happen at a game filled with youngsters, then you’re going to love this! At this age, hockey is all about having fun and it’s refreshing for me to photograph an event where everybody is relaxed and not taking things too seriously. With things being so much more relaxed, there are a few challenges that arise in photographing Mite hockey that I wouldn’t normally have to face. For example, having to keep track of fourteen to sixteen players at time, two coaches and two refs on the ice to help out, and a different goalie in each net every two minutes. It can get a little hectic! My one saving grace is that many of the players have their names taped to the front of their helmet, so when I can’t see their number or keep track of them by their position, I can at least identify them!
Out of almost 2500 images we captured over the day, here is the Minto Mite Tournament Top Ten:
10. I Scored!
7. Lil Help
5. Team Huddle
3. Five-on-one Faceoff
2. Happy Mite
1. Real Talk
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