Photos: Scenes From Frozen Fenway 2014.

"University of Massachusetts players wait in the Red Sox dugout tunnel before a game against Salem State at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“University of Massachusetts players wait in the Red Sox dugout tunnel before a game against Salem State at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"University of Massachusetts players walk toward the ice before a game against Salem State at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“University of Massachusetts players walk toward the ice before a game against Salem State at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The Salem State goalie waits in the net during a game against the University of Massachusetts at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The Salem State goalie waits in the net during a game against the University of Massachusetts at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between University of Massachusetts and Salem State at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between University of Massachusetts and Salem State at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Salem State University player walk toward the batting tunnel between periods during a game against University of Massachusetts at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Salem State University player walk toward the batting tunnel between periods during a game against University of Massachusetts at Frozen Fenway Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Bruins player Bobby Orr skates during an open rink session at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Bruins player Bobby Orr skates during an open rink session at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Bruins player Bobby Orr leaves Fenway Park after skating during an open rink session at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Bruins player Bobby Orr leaves Fenway Park after skating during an open rink session at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A father leads his children in a lap around the rink at Fenway Park during a skate-around session with former Boston Bruins player Bobby Orr at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A father leads his children in a lap around the rink at Fenway Park during a skate-around session with former Boston Bruins player Bobby Orr at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Norwich University players wait in the dugout tunnel before a game against Babson College at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Norwich University players wait in the dugout tunnel before a game against Babson College at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Babson College players line up on the ice before a game against Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Babson College players line up on the ice before a game against Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between Babson College and Norwich University at Frozen Fenway Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The starting lineups are introduced before a game between University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The starting lineups are introduced before a game between University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The Northeastern University marching band plays during a game against University of Massachusetts Lowell at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The Northeastern University pep band plays during a game against University of Massachusetts Lowell at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A University of Massachusetts Lowell goalie's hat is shown during a game against Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A University of Massachusetts Lowell goalie’s hat is shown during a game against Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northeastern University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"University of Massachusetts Lowell players shake hands with Northeastern University players after a game Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“University of Massachusetts Lowell players shake hands with Northeastern University players after a game Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Boston University goalie walks through the dugout tunnel before a game against the University of Maine at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Boston University goalie walks through the dugout tunnel before a game against the University of Maine at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Boston University goalie walks through the dugout tunnel before a game against the University of Maine at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Boston University goalie walks through the dugout tunnel before a game against the University of Maine at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Starting lineups are introduced before a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Starting lineups are introduced before a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action shown through a photographer's hole during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action shown through a photographer’s hole during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A goalie pushes water off the ice with his stick after a rain delay during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A goalie pushes water off the ice with his stick after a rain delay during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maine players celebrate after scoring a goal against Boston University Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“University of Maine players celebrate after scoring a goal against Boston University Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during a game between University of Maine and Boston University at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maine players celebrate after scoring a goal against Boston University Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“University of Maine players celebrate after scoring a goal against Boston University Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s been a busy, cold, but exciting week shooting hockey at Fenway Park during Frozen Fenway 2014. We’ve had lots of games to cover, which has given us the opportunity to get a good variety of images. 

Over the course of the week, I’ve tried to find lots of different looks, not just on game action, but also on those quieter moments before and after the game. I think it’s important to remember that as huge as some of them are, these are just college kids. The chance to play the game they love outdoors in Fenway Park is something very special, and I tried to convey that emotion when possible. During the game, I kept mobile, shooting some periods from down low, some from behind the glass, and some from up high. 

I mentioned in my last post that hockey isn’t something I grew up around, but after these several weeks I feel very comfortable shooting the sport. This was a good introduction, and I hope I can have the opportunity to do more with it in the future. 

It was also neat to shoot a skate-around with one of the all-time hockey greats, Bobby Orr! I threw a few of those pictures in there as well for the Bruins fans out there. 

Photos: Frozen Fenway Hosts Providence, Merrimack, Boston College and Notre Dame.

"Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Providence College and Merrimack College play each other in the first period of a game at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Providence College and Merrimack College play each other in the first period of a game at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during the first period of a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during the first period of a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Game action during the first period of a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Game action during the first period of a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Providence College celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of a game against Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Providence College celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of a game against Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A zamboni operator prepares the ice before a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A zamboni operator prepares the ice before a game between Providence College and Merrimack College at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A member of the Boston College hockey team enters the field before a game against Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A member of the Boston College hockey team enters the field before a game against Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Boston College and Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Starting lineups are introduced before a game between Boston College and Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston College plays Notre Dame during a game against at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston College plays Notre Dame during a game against at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston College plays Notre Dame during a game against at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston College plays Notre Dame during a game against at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A member of the Notre Dame hockey team looks on from the bench during a game against Boston College at Frozen Fenway 2014 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A member of the Notre Dame hockey team looks on from the bench during a game against Boston College at Frozen Fenway 2014 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston College plays Notre Dame during a game against at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston College plays Notre Dame during a game against at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston College celebrates after scoring a goal during a game against Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston College celebrates after scoring a goal during a game against Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The Boston College hockey team poses for a group photograph after player Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The Boston College hockey team poses for a group photograph after player Notre Dame at Frozen Fenway Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

We haven’t had enough excitement at Fenway Park over the past several months, so why not throw in some hockey on top of it all?

This weekend kicked off Frozen Fenway 2014, which features high school and college hockey games, a Monster Sled tubing course, and opportunities for fans to skate out on the rink.

On Saturday, the stadium was the backdrop to two big games: Providence College vs. Merrimack College and Boston College vs. the University of Notre Dame. It was a nice change of pace and scenery, and I was excited to shoot something different around here.

I quickly realized that I’ve somehow made it this long having never shot hockey, so it was refreshing to shoot a new sport, and the hours of shooting all weekend served as some good practice. Hockey is something of a way of life up here, certainly more so than where I grew up in Baltimore. It’s all so foreign to me, but it’s definitely fun to be around.

These are my highlights from those two games. The first ended in a 1-1 tie, and Boston College was able to scrape out a victory in the second game.

I shot the third period of the BC-Notre Dame game perched in the middle of both team benches, with no glass between myself and the rink. It’s an amazing spot that’s right on top of the action, but overall, I’m just happy to walk away from those 20 minutes without a high stick or puck to the face.