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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Round One: Tippett Region 4 v 5

4 - Dimples gets a playoff shutout, the first star,
and Happy Birthday sung by the whole arena

5 - Locke puts a seemingly impossible shootout goal past Legace

All photos by Fred Trask

Vote below for the best photo (and remember, we're trying to find the best photo... not just your favorite player):


Andrew J. Ferraro said...

Of all the shots that Fred took last year, this Locke shootout goal was my favorite because I remember watching the play as if it were in slow motion.

I could not believe that shot went in the net and then when Fred showed me the series, it was great to re-live it again.

I know this is the lower seed here, but I voted because of how perfectly Fred captured this moment.

And now, looking back on the win, it may very well have clinched their biggest regular season win of 2008-09.

artandhockey said...

Yeah, right on!

Ms. Conduct said...

Yep, that's definitely a goal I remember distinctly. A big one for sure. Made Manny look silly.

But man, that was a magical night for Dimples and it was awesome to be a part of that. Moments like that are why minor hockey is so fantastic to me. A young guy getting his chance to show his stuff, be The Man, on his 23rd birthday. And he does it, big time. It was a "heart" moment that's bigger than the game.

Not a tough call on this one for me, but both shots are equally worthy in the final accounting.

Josh said...

I like the Locke goal. To me that was my favorite goal of the year. Made Manny look silly.