July 18th, 2013 by Bob Chavez
What's that saying about a picture being worth a thousand words? Check out Steve Kojima's favorites from the 2009 Mann Cup between Brampton and New West. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. The showcase continues today with the work of Steve Kojima, who normally does more writing for ILIndoor than he does shooting. But the 2009 Mann Cup proved to provide a lot of fantastic photo opportunities.
Standing room only for the classic 2009 Mann Cup in New Westminster, B.C. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
The series kicked off with a bench clearing brawl after Doyle, centre, went down. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
McFetridge and Merrill square off during that bench clearing brawl of Game 1. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
Game 6: Chris Gill, in his last run at the Mann, jogged with his arm outstretched like that from the far shooter corner to the boards in total relief and excitement after NW's Jordan McBride extended Game 6, with just one minute left in regulation. New life for New West. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
Game 6 OT: Dan Dawson with two seconds left silences the crowd and scores for a 9-8 Brampton win, forcing a deciding Game 7. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
Game 7: New West led 7-4 with 10 minutes to play but Brampton came back and tied it 7-7 on this goal from Mike Carnegie with just 16 seconds left, sending the best-of-7 series into an improbable OT, the fifth OT frame of the series. Disbelief and elation shows on Brampton's faces. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
New West star Ilija Gajic stayed face down following the Carnegie goal, in the same spot he was dropped with just seconds to play in regulation. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
Colin Doyle, who scored the Game 7 OT winner, is first off the bench to run and embrace goalie Anthony Cosmo after the Brampton victory. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
The face of series MVP Shawn Williams says it all. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at email@example.com or go to RochesterSports.com.
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