The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) high school hockey season started back in November, but I’ve only been able to photo one game to this point: The first game of the “Route 20” rivalry between the Skaneateles Lakers and Auburn Maroon. The contest was held at Casey Park in Auburn, NY on Thursday, December 11th, a close game that saw the visiting Lakers pull ahead with 3 goals in the final period to record a 6-3 win over Auburn.
As of December 23rd, Skaneateles is the #1-ranked Division 2 team in the state, with an overall record of 8-1-1.
Skaneateles has good balance across the roster this season, and will need it with some tough games coming in January, including a contest against McQuaid Jesuit, the #2-ranked team in New York in Division 1.
Shooting through the glass is always a challenge, as is using an 85mm prime, but it’s great being so close to the action and I hope to shoot more of it in the coming months.