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Bulldogs in Pictures: A Frosty Day at Practice [GALLERY]

By Rabita, Photojournalist, All Habs Hockey Magazine

HAMILTON,ON. — It was cold, very cold as I walked through the blowing snow on the way into Copps Coliseum for morning practice. Funny thing is that it didn’t get any warmer inside the arena as the drills began.

(Photo by Rabita Naqvi | Rocket Sports Media)
(Photo by Rabita Naqvi | Rocket Sports Media)

Gone was the light-hearted banter, replaced by the coaches being more stern and barking their commands. Yes they definitely were yelling a lot more.  Rink-side, there was a chilly mood indeed.

There was a new arrival, Jordan Owens, who had been signed to a professional try out contract earlier in the week. The coaches spent more time on individual instruction, including with Owen, who was wearing number 26.  But with the Bulldogs playing  a game later in the day, the skate was kept shorter than usual.

Attending the game, it was incredible to see the boys put the effort and hard work from practice into the game against the Toronto Marlies.  It was also interesting to see players show the same characteristics that I had witnessed at the practices.  It was weird at first to see such a full stadium — I’m used to just empty seats.  But I was happy to see such a good turn out!

Enjoy the photos!

 

By Rabita Naqvi

Just your average die hard Montreal Canadiens fan, who was raised in Toronto (GTA). She's a second year communications student at McMaster University, involved in photography and media relations. Photography is her passion, hobby and outlet to everything. She love to capture each precious moment from her iPhone to her Canon DSLR. She's previously done sports photography in high school and is now actively participating in the photo club at Mac! Currently a photojournalist for All Habs where she photograph practices and morning skates for the Hamilton Bulldogs.