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Bruce Bennett is celebrating his 5000th hockey game by looking back at his career and picking his Top 10 images. Here's the story behind them as told by Bruce...
Mark Messier was a leader throughout his career. His stare alone would send shivers down competitors’ spines. As a photographic subject, he was always one of the best. Captured here in 2002, he appears as a throwback to another time in hockey’s history; a gladiator whose win at all costs attitude made him an asset to all teams he was a part of.
continue to InFocus by Getty Images for more including great hockey pictures..
And probably my favorite, Wayne Gretzky at age 18, see it below...
from Maxx Wolfson of InFocus,
Over the last 39 years, Getty Images staff photographer Bruce Bennett has been at nearly every major event in hockey. Having photographed a total of 33 Stanley Cups and 4,965 games in his distinguished career, there have been very few moments that Bennett has missed. By far, the one game people ask him about most is the famous 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic semi-final between the USSR and the United States.
“In 1980, I was home watching the game in my bedroom,” said Bennett, who grew up in Levittown, New York, about six hours from Lake Placid where the game took place. “I had been shooting hockey for about six years at that point and didn’t even give a thought to covering the Olympics. Huge mistake! Watching the game, I was screaming like an idiot. My parents thought I had been shot.”
Bennett, who is covering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as a venue photographer for Getty Images, got his own sort of “redo” by covering the thrilling overtime shootout victory by the United States against host-country Russia on February 15th.
thanks to Stu Hackel for the pointer via Twitter...