Rick Bacmanski

Official Photographer


Rick Bacmanski has been the the Jackals and First Arena's only Official Photographer since the Organization's Inception in the year 2000. With camera in hand since early childhood, his unique photographic talent is almost instinctive. 

This lifetime Horseheads native began to cut his hockey teeth back in 1979 when he shot an NHL Detroit Red Wings game in the former cathedral of "Old Time Hockey," Olympia Stadium in Detroit.

Rick continued to hone his hockey skills by professionally shooting Elmira College Hockey around the area since 1993, with two years as the College's Head Sports Photographer in 1997-’98 & 1998-‘99. Also, he once had the opportunity to shoot the New York Rangers Mike Richter, Brian Leetch and NHL great Wayne Gretzky, while covering another NHL contest at Buffalo in 1996.

Between Jackals Hockey seasons, Rick spends spring, summer and fall capturing 30+ regional weddings as the area's premier wedding photographer through his business, Rick Bacmanski PhotoArtistry, 211 North Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845.

Don't forget to check out the Jackals Action "Gameday Galleries" through links at his website at where all Images are now available for sale online!

Rick can be contacted at:,, OFFICE & STUDIO PHONE: 607-398-2122, CELL: 607-731-5714