The Tournament – Sarnia Christmas Tournament
The Sarnia Christmas Tournament was held at the Clearwater arena in Sarnia, ON. The tournament was host to twenty-one teams from the Tyke, Atom, and Bantam House League divisions. A special thanks to John Ritchie, the tournament director, for keeping everything running smoothly and on time.
Here is the Sarnia Christmas Tournament Image of the Week. There was way too many adorable images from the Tyke games to choose from, not to mention having 5,521 images to comb through from the entire tournament. It made it hard to choose. But I remember loving this image from the moment I took it. The little girl in the foreground spent most of her ice time waving to her cheering, adoring fans in the stands. I love this image because it captures how much fun the game can be for parents, grandparents and extended family, as well as the children playing.
This two pad arena was built in 1960, and I’m sure the lights have been replaced since then, but I had a similar situation here as I did in Streetsville. The intensity changed from light to light and a couple were even out. To compensate for this, I would change my shutter speed depending on where I was aiming the camera. This image was shot at f2.8, 1/1250, and ISO 5000.
Here is a look at a few more photographs that were considered for Image of the Week: