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Bulldogs in Pictures: Sometimes Jerseys Are Optional [GALLERY]

By Rabita, Photojournalist, All Habs Hockey Magazine

HAMILTON,ON. — You might think that a hockey practice is rather routine: stretching, skating and drills. That may be partly true but there’s always something different.  It’s a time to watch the skills of the players but more importantly see the interactions between teammates and the coaches. Last time, I told you (and showed you photos) of the small fight between Darren Dietz and Nick Tarnasky.

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

Today started like any other practice. The players got on the ice and started their drills right away, split into white and red jerseys. It was good to see the older players being vocal, encouraging the younger players in the drills.  Something I found interesting (and wouldn’t have seen otherwise) is that the coaches actively participated in the drills rather than just instructing the players.

But what was the most fascinating to me was when goalie Dustin Tokarski returned to the ice without a jersey or protective gear and began going through the motions of saving phantom pucks and recovering for the next stop in his mind. He is a very focused athlete.

Enjoy the photos. I look forward to your comments.

 

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.