One advantage of living in a small town with minor league sports teams is it's easy to get REALLY good seats! I took this photo at the home opener for the Idaho Steelheads, our seats were in the third row! Even so, this photo was more difficult to shoot than you might think because the lighting wasn't very bright so I had to underexpose slightly to get any sort of reasonable shutter speed, plus I had to be aware of the stanchions holding up the protective glass (plastic). I was thrilled when it all came together for this one photo of Aaron Lewadniuk a moment before he shot his first goal as an Idaho Steelhead. Unfortunately, the Steelies lost the game 3-2 but sometimes it's a thrill seeing young talent that could (should) make it to the NHL, and I'll be able to say I got a good photo of him from way back when.
If you're interested here's the highlight reel from the game, I took this photo at about the 1:45 mark right before he passed the puck to Kael Mouillerat who passed it back for him to shoot the goal. This moment was described by the Steelhead's website and by the local paper as a "pretty give and go", and it was indeed "pretty"! Coming down the ice you could just feel that they were going to score the goal. For some reason it won't let me embed the video, even though embedding is allowed, so here's the link if you want to watch it. I'll try to embed it in my first comment.
Also, he can fight too! Here's a video of him at the end of last season, his rookie season, when he was with the Ontario Reign. In the video he's wearing dark blue, number 20. I'm impressed with the way the he protected his face while the other guy punched at him but couldn't land any blows, then at the right moment Lewadniuk turned the tables and got the other guy down to the ice. I'm having difficulty posting the You Tube video as well. Ugh! I've done this lots of times! I'll try to put the video in my first comment as well.