Sound Tigers Photos of the Year
You've heard the saying time and time again: "A picture is worth a thousand words."
Here are some of the best Sound Tigers photographs from the 2017-18 season, courtesy of John McCreary (Champion City Sports).
Christopher Gibson (#33) gets in the zone as the national anthem is sung prior to a Sound Tigers' contest against the Hershey Bears on January 27, 2017 at Webster Bank Arena.
Kyle Burroughs (#8) applies a monsterous hit on Utica Comets forward Philip Holm (#52) on December 1, 2017.
Kyle Schempp (#16) lines up for a faceoff against Providence Bruins forward Adam Payerl (#17) at Webster Bank Arena.
5'7 forward Travis St. Denis (#24) isn't backing down when having a chat with 6'5 Lehigh Valley Phantoms defenseman Phil Myers (#5) on November 8, 2017 at Webster Bank Arena.
Casey Bailey (#25) flexes and fires one of his team-leading 207 shots.
Blue lightsabers, which were given away to the first 3,000 fans, glow at Webster Bank Arena prior to Star Wars Night against the Utica Comets on December 2, 2017.
Christopher Gibson (#33) observes the American Flag prior to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino on January 29, 2018 in Utica, N.Y.
A young fan shows his passion for the Sound Tigers during the annual Spring Fun 102 school-day game at Webster Bank Arena on April 3, 2018.
Travis St. Denis (#24) is entertained by the comments of Belleville Senators forward Jim O'Brien (#14) prior to a faceoff on February 3, 2018.
Kyle Burroughs (#8) lays out Springfield Thunderbirds forward Bobby Farnham (#26) with a blistering hit at Webster Bank Arena.
Steve Bernier (#37) screens Springfield Thunderbirds netminder Samuel Montembeault on January 24, 2018, leading to one of three goals in a 3-1 victory.
Ben Holmstrom (#21) isn't worried about his balance as he scores one of two goals, a highlight-reel tally, against Belleville Senators netminder Danny Taylor (#30) on February 3, 2018.
Talk about symmetry. Seth Helgeson (#2) drops the gloves with Springfield Thunderbirds forward Ed Wittchow (#20) on March 17, 2018 at Webster Bank Arena.