Mitchell Hawks Cup – Image of the Week


The Tournament – Mitchell Hawks Cup

The Mitchell Hawks Cup was held at the Mitchell & District Arena just after New Years making it our first tournament of 2015. We managed to photograph 25 of the Tyke, Novice AE, and Novice Rep teams from towns like Wallaceburg, Lucan and Zurich. The tournament was ahead of schedule for most of the weekend thanks to the Director, Kory Dietz.

The Image

Here is the Mitchell Hawks Cup Image of the Week. I wanted to mix it up a little this week and step away from our normal Image of the Week style. These Novice players offered many opportunities for some funny images, so I chose the six that made me laugh the most. My favourite one was a ‘celey’ went wrong. The Mitchell Meteors player on the left just scored and was congratulated by his teammate a little too enthusiastically!

The Settings

The Mitchell Arena was the coldest rink I’ve ever photographed in, but it had the most even lighting I’ve ever seen. There were no dark corners or flickering lights. It was awesome! This image was shot at f2.8, 1/1250, and ISO 6400.

Here is a look at a few more funny photographs that were considered for Image of the Week:


About Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan, professional photographer of over fifteen years, has had the opportunity to shoot all over the globe--from capturing portraits in Vanuatu to shooting off rooftops in Maui to photographing products in Calgary. She now finds herself in Ontario photographing outdoor adventures and the active lifestyles of athletic individuals and athletes in competition & training. Julie has also worked with professional athletes such as Don Cherry, Darryl Sittler, and Roberto Alomar. When not behind the lens, Julie likes to unwind with a good book or spending time in the garden.

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2 thoughts on “Mitchell Hawks Cup – Image of the Week

    • Julie

      Hi Gary,
      I’m sorry, I’m not sure who that might have been. You’ll need to narrow down a specific tournament and then ask the tournament director.