Seeing Stars

February 17, 2010

Mostly seeing hockey stars, but Matt Lauer walked by me yesterday in the Press Workroom, so that counts too right?

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday. I’m working days now so I’ve had to flip my blogging schedule around. (Although I am blogging from work right now before today’s games start)

Yesterday I spent my entire day at Canada Hockey Place. I worked the USA vs Switzerland game, and the beginning of the Canada vs Norway game, behind the Photo Helpdesk. For the most part my job consisted of handing out locker keys to photographers and printing media guides for them. Not the most exciting position available to Photo Assistants, but hopefully this means I’ll be rink-side for tomorrow’s Canada vs. Switzerland game.

Because I was working the Helpdesk I was also able to catch Maëlle Ricker’s gold medal race live. So exciting!!

The highlight of my day was being able to snap a few pictures of the Canadian men during their warm ups!

I was also lucky enough to be able to watch the end of the Canada vs Norway game, and the entire Russia vs Latvia game from the stands. The Canada game was so fun! The crowd just gets so into it! The first 20 minutes of the game were a bit of a nail biter, but then our boys pulled it together. And that hat trick by Iginla was amazing!! It took the volunteers quite a few minutes to get all the hats of the ice.

The later game gave me some hope that the Russian threat can be maintained. Latvia played them pretty well and even managed to score two goals on Nabokov.

For today’s games I’m positioned up in the first row of the 300’s. There aren’t usually many photographers around for the less viewed games, so I’ll get to watch most of the action. I am working the press conference after which should be pretty cool too.

I hope everyone is enjoying watching the Olympics, and hopefully there are another couple medals in the stars for Canada today!

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