This year, we had the absolute pleasure of having a phenomenal photographer accompany us to most of our games. Maya Devereaux was there the whole year to capture visually what we couldn’t capture in writing — and did a phenomenal job with that.
We had Maya narrow down some of her favorite pics from this memorable season to a top 10, and give a little background behind each photo. You can also find more of her photos from this season on our Flickr.
10. Hockey East final, the team exiting the rink
Maya Devereaux: “Until I stood by the rink exit to the locker room after the team won the Hockey East title, I never realized how much these young boys look up to and idolize the players. I remember security had to tell them to stop hanging off of the stands because they were completely blocking the doorway.”
9. NCAA Regional Final, the post-win celebration
MD: “Postgame celebration photos are pretty standard, but Cason’s spill made it a much better shot. I couldn’t help but laugh when he crashed into the group and fell while I was taking it.”
8. BU vs. Notre Dame, Evan Rodrigues’ celebration
MD: “When someone scores a goal, there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll turn to the crowds or get pinned up against the glass in a group hug. Thankfully, he happened to be right in front of me, otherwise I would not have gotten such straight-on angle.”
7. Frozen Four first round, After Ahti Oksanen’s goal
MD: “Ahti Oksanen had just scored a goal, tying the score 1-1 against Yale. There’s not much to the photo, it’s just a sweet moment.”
6. National championship game, Matt O’Connor eyeing the puck
MD: “It’s hard to get a good shot of any goalie with the puck, since the offensive side is usually hovering the goal area, but this was completely unobstructed.”
5. Hockey East final, second period right after Nikolas Olsson’s goal
MD: “This was one of my favorites because it’s not often that I get a photo that includes the celebrating team, the puck AND the opposing side’s goalie staring back at it in shock.”
4. National championship game, second period after Cason Hohmann’s goal
“Though Hohmann isn’t even pictured in this frame, the guys are celebrating his goal that was assisted by Ahti Oksanen. Most celebration photos are exciting, but this one was even more so since it put BU in the lead 3-2.”
3. National championship game, Connor LaCouvee comforting Hohmann
MD: “I felt really guilty taking these photos after they lost, but they ended up being some of the best ones from the game. These photos made it clear how close-knit this bunch was and how supportive they were of one another.”
2. NCAA regional semifinal, BU beats Yale
MD: “The quality of this shot isn’t even great but the juxtaposition makes it worthwhile. Everyone was really tense during overtime, even the photographers in the press booth.”
1. Hockey East final, Matt O’Connor holding Lamoriello Trophy
MD: “There isn’t much to say about this one because Matt O’Connor’s face basically says it all.”
This (photo #1) is how I want to remember OC.
Congrats Matt on signing with Ottawa. We’ll miss you and I wish you nothing but the best (except when playing The Bruins). Go Terriers!!!