Saves of the Game – a PHN photo essay – Part 1 of 2

  FLORENCE, Ky. – As I sit here on a Monday morning, reviewing the photographs from the past weekend, I realize there are some great saves in the files that never see the light of day. Primarily because they are of opposing net minders and only a small percentage of the photos taken by PHN photographers actually accompany each article. The rest of the photos are shared with the editorial staff and colleagues or lie dormant in the computer files awaiting a day such as this.   Some of these fellas have moved on to other leagues such as the AHL, and some have gone on to the big show over the years. Some of the names escape me because I have been shooting minor pro hockey since 1993-94. Some have Stanley Cup rings and one or two have the Olympics to their credit. Most were on film and were never transferred to the digital realm for lack of time or hard drive space in the early years of the digital revolution. Names such as Pokey Reddick of the Edmonton Oilers, Ray LeBlanc (1992 Winter Olympics) of Team USA, Jamie Quick of the LA Kings, or NHL All-Star Peter Sidorkiewicz of the Ottawa Senators and Guy Hebert of the Mighty Ducks are hanging on the wall from over the years. And the first female net minder Manon Rheaume (jogs the memory a bit) of the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning/Atlanta Knights of the old IHL are among my credits. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Take a gander at some of these pictures. See if you can identify any of them.   Maybe you will recognize your teams’ guardian of the pipes and hopefully you will enjoy them all. * * * * * * * * * Contact the Photographer at Rob.Huelsman@Prohockeynews.com  

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