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Bowdoin v. Colby–there’s nothing like a rivalry!

There’s nothing like a rivalry, and this past weekend’s Bowdoin v. Colby men’s hockey game–at the sold-out Watson arena on a snowy February night–didn’t disappoint. Bowdoin college hockey; Brunswick Maine photographer

With the right to host next weekend’s NESCAC finals hanging in the balance, the game incited all sort of craziness. Like fans who painted giant B’s on their chests and players’ names and numbers on their backs.

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Polar Bears and B’s showed up on faces and even fingernails.

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And then, there was that tee shirt with a special message for Colby.brunswick maine photographer bowdoin hockey

And, somehow it just seemed natural for a student or two to show up dressed as a penguin. Or as a banana.

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Alums and Bowdoin friends of all ages rounded out the crowd.brunswick maine photographer bowdoin hockeybrunswick maine photographer bowdoin hockey

With Brian Beard of Creative Images Photography there to capture the sports action, I was free to work the area for pictures that captured the emotion of the game, on and off the ice.brunswick maine photographer bowdoin hockeybrunswick maine photographer bowdoin hockey

The roomy  and brightly-lit Watson arena is a photographer’s dream, offering great vantage points for photos. brunswick maine bowdoin college hockey photographers

The roomy press box is great for capturing the play-by-play announcers

 brunswick maine bowdoin college hockey photographersand for straight-on shots of the Polar Bench bench.

 brunswick maine bowdoin college hockey photographersThe emotion ran the gamut from quiet times during official time-outs

 brunswick maine bowdoin college hockey photographersto animated cheering when the game was underway. brunswick maine bowdoin college hockey photographersA third-period goal sent the game into overtime

 brunswick maine bowdoin college hockey photographersand the partisan crowd erupted when Bowdoin scored the winning goal in OT.

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For information on tickets on next weekends’ NESCAC final games, check the Bowdoin athletics web site.

 brunswick maine bowdoin college hockey photographersHere’s forward Kit Smith signing pucks and tee shirts for local youth who hung around after the game.
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  • April 12, 2010 - 6:19 am

    Jennifer Pollock - These are great photos. You captured an historic moment in Bowdoin hockey. I hope that Bowdoin keeps and archives the digital history that reflects this special place and time.
    Jennifer (Richard Nerland’s mom)

  • September 11, 2010 - 7:43 pm

    Cindy Brown - What a great picture story. Love it. I feel like I’m in the cool state of Maine instead of in the heat of Georgia.

  • April 27, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    stacey - Oh how I love hockey (and these photos) !!

    🙂

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