Tough OT loss for the UNH Wildcats against Merrimack College

I admit I have been horrible at keeping the blog portion of my site updated. So with a new year comes a new commitment of trying to keep the blog fresh with updated photos of some of the events and sessions I cover. This past Saturday I was in Durham, New Hampshire covering a Hockey East match up between the University of New Hampshire and Merrimack College.

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UNH Freshman goalie Casey DeSmith made 23 saves but came up short in the end as the Wildcats suffered a tough Hockey east loss 3-2 in overtime to Merrimack College.

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UNH Forward Nick Sorkin (#21) had a solid game for the Wildcats collecting 2 assists

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UNH Defenseman Damon Kipp (#4) scored the Wildcats first goal of the night in the first period

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UNH forward Kevin Goumas (#27) pitched in with one assist

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A tough break in the second period for the Wildcats as originally this play was called a goal but then was overturned by the officials because of a delayed penalty on the Wildcats that negated the reflection of the shot from Kevin Goumas

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UNH Forward Stevie Mosses (#22) tries to guide the puck in against Merrimack College goalie Joe Cannata

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UNH Forward Casey Thrush (#19) slides across taking a shot on goal

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UNH Forward Grayson Downing (#28) attempts to cross up Merrimack goalie John Cannata who made 28 saves on the night.

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One of my favorite shots of the night, not for the action but for the reaction on UNH’s John Henrion face as a Merrimack College player’s skate buzzes by

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Stevie Mosses weld held without a goal snapping his 3 game scoring streak in which he scored 6 goals over that period.

The Wildcats are back in Hockey East action Friday, January 27th as they take on Boston College on the road and then play the Eagles at home on Saturday, January 28th

Remote Setup

While I have covered many hockey games at the Whitt, this was the first time I had setup a remote camera in that arena. I decided to mount my camera behind the glass directly in front of the net. The setup worked nicely, although the only thing out of my control was the scuffed up marks on the glass that added a bit of haze to the top left and right of the images.

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I wanted to go wide with the angle so I used the Sigma 15mm 2.8 fisheye. While I’m not usually a fan of using third party equipment I have to admit I have enjoyed having this Sigma lens as part of my kit.

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Here you can see my setup for the remote camera, set slightly off direct center of the goal.

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