Last week I had the great pleasure of photographing a McGill University alumni cocktail party featuring a presentation and Q&A with one of their most beloved alums Mike Babcock. Coach Babcock has been named Sporting News' NHL Coach of the Year and Coach of the Decade (by both Sporting News and Sports Illustrated) while cementing his place in hockey history by leading both the Detroit Redwings to a Stanley Cup and Team Canada to an Olympic Gold Medal. He'd be the first to tell you that work ethic and selflessness are the bedrock of his teams' accomplishments but it turns out coach has a secret weapon. A McGill crested tie now known as "The Babcock Tie", that he wears during the big games, and which happens to have over 2,200 facebook fans.
This impromptu portrait was captured in the green room moments before being introduced.