Photos: Frozen Fenway Double Header – Boston University vs. UMass, Boston College vs. Providence College.

 

We’re taking “Frozen Fenway” in the most literal sense possible this year. It was a long, cold one out there yesterday! After snow postponed this double header on Saturday, we were back at it on Sunday in well-below freezing temperatures. It was a busy but fun day of shooting, as Boston University faced UMass and Boston College played Providence College.

These games are as much about the atmosphere as the action happening on the ice, so I tried to shoot a good balance of both. I’ve shot a lot of hockey this year so far already here, in addition to this same event two years ago, so it’s tough to stay creative. I was happy with a few frames here though.

The first gallery above is from the day game between BU and UMass. It was nice to see my grad school Alma-Mater take care of business. The second is from the night cap between BC and Providence. 

And the hockey rolls on. 

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.