Tense Moment! (Now in Stories)

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© James Wiley
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A concerned crowd looks on as Peter Sullivan of the Winnipeg Jets lies motionless on the ice after taking a brutal hit. This happened in the 1980-81 season and the speedy, high scoring centre missed 47 games that year. He did not return to the NHL the next season, playing out his professional career in Switzerland and retiring in 1986. Shot for Canadian Press.

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19 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Hate to see it, but it's a part of the sport. I really like the feeling of aloneness, in spite of the crowd looking on.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    brutal--there have been more fights this year.....

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    You caught the pain intensely!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Alone, in pain, and "the whole world is watching". Dramatic shot.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Great photography as always, I do remember many went to Switzerland to play there. It sure is a tough sport !

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    It pains me to view this excellent capture. Too many skilled players have fallen victim to the goons of hockey. It`s a sad testimony, indeed..

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (27 Jan 2013):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Great image of a moment that unfortunately, is part of these sports. Your timing and eye, give us the emotional perspective, that we are sometimes fearful of witnessing. e

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    The crowd is so fixated on this unfortunate scene. Such a brutal sport .A great photo James!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Wow, this is an excellent capture, sad as the situation is. As others have said, he looks alone in spite of the crowd watching. Hockey is a very brutal sport!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    I'm feeling the tension and hurting for him.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    2 opposing feelings of isolation and the magnification of being watched at the same time. pure gold!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    Painful and poignant!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (30 Jan 2013):

    Is it about the game, or how much pain can be inflicted on the opposition.....A game I can't understand. The faces of the crowd is caught in that tiny silent moment......a collective breath is held.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    amazing shot!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Apr 2013):

    Bokehlicious entry!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (23 Apr 2013):

    A wonderful entry!

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