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Power Hockey Cup 2010

On August 7th, I was invited to watch and photograph the Powerhockey event at Ryerson University. The Toronto Power Wheelchair Hockey League (TPWHL) hosted the 2010 PowerHockey Cup at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Aug. 6th through Aug. 9th, 2010. The tournament was attended by the Calgary Selects, Carolina Fury, Michigan Mustangs (WCHL), Minnesota Stars, Minnesota Saints, Ottawa, Toronto Rock, and the host Toronto Lake Raiders.

PowerHockeyâ„¢ is based on basic hockey rules with a few adaptations to allow everyone in a power wheelchair the ability to participate. Relatively new sport, it provides a competitive sports opportunity for persons not possessing the physical upper body strength needed to participate in other sports (such as wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, quad rugby, etc.). Participants not only get to be a part of a fast paced exciting game, they build life long positive attributes such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, strategy, self-confidence and self-esteem.

All games in the tournament were filmed by a professional crew, and simulcasted on http://www.gretzky.com. I used Canon 2Ti camera with a 50mm and a 200mm prime lens, both for action shots and video recording at 1080p. All pictures and footage were captured in the available light, without any flash. I was very pleased with the video quality of this camera. The little built-in microphone on the camera delivered also amazing sound quality. When filming outside, the recorded sound is usually compromised by the wind or even slight movement of the air, but inside the gym this was not a problem and sound quality of the clip is surprisingly clean. Make sure, you check out the short video clip below.

This year, Minnesota Saints team took home the 2010 Power Hockey Cup.
Below are some pictures from the game between Ottawa and Minnessota Saints teams.


Click here to see a video clip

Power Hockey Book
Link to Powerhockey.com

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