UNB Vreds vs Dalhousie Tigers

It's been a quiet photography week.  I've been suprisingly busy at work and unable to really put anything together.  I do have a lead on a fashion shoot, look forward to that!  In the meantime, I took some photos at the Halifax Forum last night, where the UNB Vreds took on the Dalhousie Tigers.  The on-ice action was pretty good, but I have to say that I miss shooting in the Aitken Center for a couple of reasons:

1 - The fans.  Really, they make such a difference.  The forum had about 200 people in it last night. UNB games typically have over 1500 people, usually more. The energy of an arena is based on how much fan support there is.  I can remember playing minor hockey in 'sold out' arenas in smaller towns, and it was just awesome since there was energy both on and off the ice.

2 - Photography holes in the glass.  I would have been much happier to see some lens  holes on and or near the goal line at each end, but I just wound up shooting through the glass.

Here are the photos, in no particular order, click to bring up a slide-show:

When you see it...

For these, the basic settings were:
70-200mm f4L, ISO3200, F4, 1/400-1/500s shutter speed.
24-70mm f2.8L, ISO2000, F2.8, 1/640-1/800s shutter speed.

UNB took the game 5-2