St. Germain-designed poster gives Tennity Ice Pavilion distinct flavor

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2013 at 12:04 am Contact Sam: s[email protected] | @SamBlum3center_img Sadie St. Germain wasn’t expecting to see her life-size creation plastered on the entrance to her team’s locker room. It had been weeks since she designed the image on her laptop, and she wasn’t told when it would be put up.She entered Tennity Ice Pavilion, to see her work staring right back at her.   Gazing at what she’d done before entering the locker room to get changed for practice, she had only one thought.“I wish it was a little bit lighter,” St. Germain laughed. “It printed really dark. But it looks good.”After seeing a similar image done for Syracuse football, Alison Domenico, an assistant coach and avid fan of St. Germain’s designs, approached the senior about replicating the idea to represent their team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo St. Germain produced a large sticker showcasing a “Home of the Orange” motto with one of the players donning an intimidating stance.  St. Germain, a communications design major, often shows her work to Domenico when she completes her projects. On the first road trip of the season, St. Germain spent about an hour in her hotel room at Northeastern piecing together and refining the design.After it was finished, they sent it to Wally Pendock, the president of Art World Digital, who produced it in its full size.When St. Germain walked through the door that day and into the locker room to her see teammates, she was greeted with several reactions.It looks great. It’s sick. How long did it take you? When did you do that? “Some girls didn’t even know I did it,” St. Germain said.One of those left in the dark was senior captain Margot Scharfe, who was actually the muse for the design. St. Germain used her photo because of the leadership Scharfe has provided the program this season.“I had no idea this door was being put up until I walked into the rink and saw it,” Scharfe said. “It’s pretty cool, and I think Sadie did a really good job on it.”  Head coach Paul Flanagan was fully aware of St. Germain’s accomplishment, and wasted no time making sure others knew too.After the design came to fruition, Flanagan proudly took it down to the football wing and said, “Look what she did,” St. Germain said.St. Germain said it’s nice to be able to contribute to the program in this way off the ice. In the second semester of last season, she was forced to miss two practices a week because of the demands of her major.“It’s cool because the girls have seen a couple projects that I’ve done,” St. Germain said. “I’m glad they know what I’m doing with my life now, and why I have such a demanding schedule.”The door also provides Tennity with a more home-venue feel than it ever had before.Because the facility is run by Syracuse Recreational Services, the team isn’t allowed to make any changes to the actual rink or surrounding area. The door to the locker room, however, is fair game.“It’s pretty neat, regardless of who did it,” Flanagan said. “But the fact that one of your teammates did it makes it kind of nice. I think they all kind of take a little pride in it.“St. Germain said she hopes that it gets people at the school to be aware of their presence.“For us on campus, a lot of people don’t even know that there is a (Division I) women’s hockey team,” St. Germain said. “So at least when people come for public skating, this is here to represent us.”last_img