Tribute to Dennis Pause

We at Inside Hockey are very sad to announce the passing of Dennis Pause, a valued team-member and friend.

Dennis collapsed near the rink at Frozen Fenway on Saturday, about 40 minutes before the Massachusetts-Vermont game started. Fenway medical personnel attended to him and he was rushed from the field by ambulance to the hospital, but he did not survive. A moment of silence was held in honor of Dennis before the UNH-Maine game that took place later that day.

Dennis joined up with us at Inside Hockey a little over a year ago, and over that time he photographed nearly 50 AHL and NCAA games. In honor of Dennis, we’ve put together a gallery containing some of his finest photos. We hope you enjoy it. If you’d like to see more, Dennis’s full archive of photos is accessible here.

It’s hard to contemplate that Dennis is gone, and we’ll all miss him a great deal.

An additional note of thanks to Brian Babineau, who kindly shared the photo of the moment of silence honoring Dennis at Fenway Park.


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6 Responses to “Tribute to Dennis Pause”

  1. Harlan Nemers
    January 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    So sad. Condolences to the family.

  2. Ted Guglielmo
    January 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Thank you for that. I have known his wife Alice for about 4 years. She was very proud of the work that he did.

  3. Michelle C
    January 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I’ve know Dennis for many years through our kids. He took amazing photos of band and drama productions and I will cherish the photos he took of my kids. While I am not a hockey fan I could also appreciate the great job he did with his photos. He was a great man who will be missed.

  4. Peter Zurrin
    January 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    I had the opportunity to chat with Dennis only 1 time… it was a cameras and hockey conversation. His photos will be missed as well as he himself. good bye fellow photographer and hockey fan… wish I could have had more to to know you!

  5. Shane Smith
    January 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    I’m shocked and saddened to hear about this. I didn’t know Dennis personally but he recently befriended me on FB over a mutual love of hockey photography and a UMass goalie named Dainton. He left many of nice comments on my photos of his fav goalie. He seemed like a very nice man and his passion for sports showed thru in his photos.
    My condolences goes out to the Pause family.

  6. Steve Sullivan of the UMass Hockey Pond Club
    January 11, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    Dennis and his wonderful work will be missed by UMass Hockey Nation.
    Our condolences to his wife and children!
    Steve Sullivan
    UMass Hockey Pond Club