This was really just junk footage I shot while visiting the Knights during an inter-squad practice – ti was never intended to be seen by the public, but the Knights like it enough to put it on their website. I met the Director of Communications Steven Force at the AZ Ice Gilbert rink (nice guy, by the way). After the 10-15 minute meeting, I asked if he’d be open to allowing me to get some footage so long as I didn’t interfere. I just had one camera and two lenses (no stabilization). I used the boards around the rink to stabilize the camera!
Phoenix Knights are an Amateur Athletic Union-sanctioned Tier II junior ice hockey team based out of Gilbert, Arizona. The Knights are a part of the Western States Hockey League and play in the Western Division. The franchise, originally known as the Phoenix Polar Bears, joined the WSHL in 1999. In 2011, the owners of the Polar Bears dropped their WSHL membership. The franchise was sold to Arizona Hockey Clubs, Inc. and was renamed as the Phoenix Knights. Junior hockey is ice hockey competition generally for players between 16 and 21 years of age. Junior hockey leagues in the United States and Canada are considered amateur (with some exceptions) and operate within regions of each country.