Hockey Day in YK

14 Feb

Last weekend the Yellowknife Fire Department and RCMP played their annual memorial hockey game in honour of colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty. This year was a little different, as tribute and recognition went out to the crew and passengers who died in a string of plane crashes this past autumn. Families and fans came to the rink on one of the warmest February days on record to pay their respects, make donations and otherwise just sit and enjoy a good game of hockey. I was honoured to be asked to photograph the event.

Below is a slideshow of the ceremony and game, which included a mini-game between a group of 5 and 6 year olds.

It’s been a while since I photographed hockey (and I’m pretty rusty), but it was fun to get back into the saddle. It was a fun day and I’d like to thank James Mackenzie for helping me set up things up and shoot the game too. Hope you enjoy the pics!

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