Brewster, New York - home to the New York Apple Core Tier lll Junior. An ice hockey team of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).
Hockey sticks line up the entry way of the Apple Core players locker room, displaying the physical play brought on from the previous game.
The players exchange jokes and laughter, to help ease up their nerves, before the beginning of an important game against the New York Bobcats.
Some players leave themselves to their own thoughts, as they review team plays and strategies.
Players from NY Apple Core's EHL team gather outside the ice rink for their date with the NY Bobcats in Brewster, New York.
Players enter the rink and skate to their designated sides, awaiting for puck drop and the start of a game with strong playoff implications.
Last minute stretches and shooting take place as a way to prepare the body for the long 60 minute game against the NY Bobcats.
Portrait of New York Apple Core EHL Goaltender, Blake Wojtala, in the Brewster Ice Arena, New York.
Forward John Ganss looks on as his Apple Core teammates lose puck possession to the NY Bobcats in Brewster, New York.
Forward John Ganss engages in after whistle activites at the end of the first half of a season saving game, against the NY Bobcats in Brewster, New York.
Teammates await their shifts and talk line strategy amongst themselves.
Teammates congratulate Apple Core Forward Lukas Znosko's scoring effort, as he opens up the scoreboard against the NY Bobcats midway through the 2nd period.
Apple Core Forward Lukas Znosko waits outside his teams locker room, following an end to the 2nd period tied with the NY Bobcats 1-1.
Players receive strategy and criticism on their play, moments before the start of the 3rd period against the NY Bobcats.
Some players, such as Blake Manginell, use the opertunity to start a fight with the opposing teams players in order to spark emotion in his locker room.
One last period is all that is standing in the way of the Apple Core's end to a season. Many give speeches to boost morale, and help bring energy back to their bench.
Players listen to the speeches from teammates, and translate it to others that are not well versed in the english language.
The teams 3rd period lines are ready, and the atmosphere is set for a powerful finish to the game. However, this could be the final game for the NY Apple Core EHL divison players 2014-2015 season.
The NY Bobcats would go on to win the final period with a score of 3-1, ending the Apple Core's season.
Defenseman Brian Hurley on the morning of an important must win game against the Philadelphia Revolution. If the game is won, NY Apple Core's MET Tier lll team would advance one step closer to first place in the league standings.
Forward Dillon Radin sets a focused attitude within the Apple Core locker room, on February 22.
Forward Brian Birbrayer pauses between pre-game warmups at Long Beach Ice Arena, Long Island.
Teammates look on as they win the face-off and bring offensive pressure against the Philadelphia Revolution in the first period.
Apple Core Forward Kieran Hurley receives a hard hit, from opposing Philidalphia Revolution Forward, midway through the 2nd half.
NY Apple Core stand tall against an offensive surge, by the Philadelphia Revolution, near the ending moments of the game's 2nd Period.
Apple Core Goaltender Pat Cavanaugh talks with teammates on the bench, during their 6-0 win against the Philadelphia Revolution.
The atmosphere of the Apple Core bench during their 9-0 lead against the rival Philadelphia Revolution, in Long Beach Ice Arena.
During the final moments of a 9-0 win against the Philadelphia Revolution, Apple Core players talk about the start to their playoff run - which begins in a few weeks time.
Apple Core Forward Steven Azzara, looks on as his team goes onto win against the Philadelphia Revolution and bringing them one game closer to becoming 1st overall in the league standings.
Apple Core Goaltender Mac Vail gets praise after his 9-0 shutout performance against the rival Philadelphia Revolution.
Apple Core teammates patiently await a match with the Long Island Junior Royals, in hopes to finishing 1st overall in the league.
Apple Core Forwards Steven Azzara and Selbern Narby talk over forechecking pressure against the Long Island Junior Royals.
Tempers flair early between the two teams, as the regular season title is within the grasp of the NY Apple Core (In green away jerseys).
A veteran leader and hardworking Apple Core Forward, John Stevenson, looks on as his team attempts to kill off the penalty time acquired from a slashing penalty taken by him.
Apple Core Forward, John Stevenson, awaits to receive the pass from his teammates upon the ending of the penalty time.
Upon leaving the penalty box, Forward John Stevenson would go on to provide a close scoring attempt midway in the 3rd Period.
Apple Core Forward Kieran Hurley, awaits instructions during the final minutes of a tied game against the Long Island Junior Royals.
Brendan Lloyd of the NY Apple Core, sits after a long shift that helped break the tie and give Apple Core the lead agains the Long Island Junior Royals.
New York Apple Core's MJHL team would go on to win the game against the Long Island Junior Royals and become the MJHL 2014-2015 Regular Season Champions.