Winner: Mike Hensen, London Free Press
The London Lightning shooter, solo and surrounded by his opponents, bracing himself before a hard landing, seemingly held up by his fingertips while his legs are contorted. The focus of all five players on the ball as it makes its way through the hoop. This photo by Mike Hensen of the London Free Press stands out for how it was able to frame a moment in a game in the most unique of ways. It may not feature Kawhi Leonard, but it certainly was The Shot.
Runner-up: Derek Ruttan, London Free Press
The pure joy shared mid-air by these two members of the Guelph Storm, coupled with the puck sitting in the net, told a story of a game that needed no words and made for an impressive jubilation picture by Derek Ruttan of the London Free Press.
Runner-up: Nick Brancaccio, Windsor Star
This split-second moment of a player driving toward the net, perfectly timed with the framing by his opponents as his momentum takes him into the air while he tries to control the puck, adds up to an award-worthy photo by Nick Brancaccio of the Windsor Star.