The officials for the Aeros/Wolves game pick up remnants from the pre-game fireworks... one of the main reasons the AHL is experimenting with 2 referees this year is the ability to speed up the pick-up process at Wolves games. Houston Aeros at Chicago Wolves, January 14, 2011.
The San Antonio Rampage came back from 3-1 after the 1st Period, with goaltender Matt Climie getting the hook after the 3 goals. After clawing back to being within one goal, the Rampage tied the game up in the first minute of the 3rd Period and never looked back.
Last week, following the recall by the Minnesota Wild of goaltenders Anton Khudobin and Matt Hackett, David Brown was recalled from the CHL. He wore Matt Hackett's #31 jersey, complete with Hackett's nameplate visible underneath.
If you're a fan of CHL hockey or other hockey photography, be sure to check out CHL Photos. I've seen Chip's work at Pro Hockey News before, and look forward to seeing more of his photos!
One of my favorite pictures of the year so far, not because of the 2 combatants, but rather the emotions of the players on the bench, as Kelsey Wilson (#17) and Kyle Hagel square off. Rockford Icehogs at Milwaukee Admirals, December 28, 2010.
Rampage defenseman Garrett Stafford and Admirals forward Gabriel Bourque battle in front of the net; San Antonio Rampage vs Milwaukee Admirals, January 2, 2010.
Also, if you enjoy excellent hockey photography from other leagues, be sure to check out CHL Photos. Photos from the various teams in the CHL, the one down south, not the Canadian one ;). Chip does excellent work, and nice to see some names that we'd recognize such as Kevin Ulanski.