St. Thomas Tyke & Novice Select Tournament – Top 10


The St. Thomas Tyke & Novice Select Tournament was held at the Timken Centre in St. Thomas, Ontario on February 24-26, 2017. The tournament was sponsored by Boston Pizza, and host to forty-two Tyke and Novice teams. Hosted over three arenas, five ice pads, and three days, this event was buzzing with youth hockey players and their fans. With so many teams participating, the arena was busy from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no shortage of excitement!

Tyke and Novice are really fun age divisions to photograph. There’s always something happening other than the hockey game. There’s also a very different atmosphere on the players’ bench when photographing younger divisions. The coaches job description gets a little longer with having to reexplain which side of the rink is left or right when the teams switch sides at the end of a period, or when players have to come off the ice in the middle of a shift to go to the bathroom!

I captured close to ten thousand images over the weekend so I found it really hard to just choose ten images for this post. So, out of over 8,600 images we captured over the weekend, here is the St. Thomas Tyke & Novice Tournament Top Ten (with five extra!):

15. Slide Save

Goalie slides to save the puck at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

14. Instruction

Hockey coach instructing players on the bench at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

13. Dangle

Hockey player carrying the puck at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

12. Flying Saucer

Hockey goalie staring down the puck at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

11. The Man!

Hockey player celebrating a goal at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

10. Where’d It Go?

Hockey goalie stopping a shot at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

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9. Water Break

Hockey coach laughing with the goalie in between periods at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

8. Goal!

Hockey players hugging after a goal at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

7. Butterfly

Hockey goalie saves the puck at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

6. Yes!

Hockey player celebrating a goal at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

5. One on One

Hockey player trying to score on the goalie at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

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4. Celly

Hockey player celebrating with a snow scoop at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

3. I Got This

Hockey goalie about to catch the puck at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

2. Group Shot

Group shot on the bench at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

1. Happy Hockey

A happy hockey player at the Tyke & Novice Tournament in St. Thomas, Ontario.

© Julie Whelan Photography 2017

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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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