Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mike Murphy 2011-12 Mask

Mike Murphy of the Carolina Hurricanes.

I have no close-ups of his mask. This is a game photo from December 9, 2011.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ilya Bryzgalov's 2012 Winter Classic Mask

Here is the article about Ilya Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Mask at InGoal Magazine.

Bryzgalov's other masks are here.

Artists: Sean and Franny of Drummond Custom Airbrush

"The mask is a tribute to Philadelphia sports in general, the Spectrum and Veterans Stadium. Citizens Bank Park, the venue for this year’s Winter Classic, was built to replace Veterans stadium, and of course the Spectrum, which also was home to the Sixers, was built when the Flyers came into the NHL. The players featured are Reggie White (Eagles) Julius Erving (Sixers), Mike Schmidt (Phillies), and Bobby Clarke (Flyers) along with the Philly Phanatic. The HK patch is for the late, great Harry Kallus. The saying “Good night and Good Hockey” was a famous phrase used by the great Gene Hart before he passed away."

And here are the pads he had made for the Winter Classic. He didn't play in the game, so he's wearing them now (January), along with the mask.

Graphic from The Goalie Guild

Friday, December 23, 2011

Carey Price 2011-12 Mask

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens (born Aug. 16, 1987 in Anahim Lake, BC.)

Price's Clorox Design Contest Mask found here.

Price started wearing a new mask on March 10th.  David Gunnarsson painted this mask for Carey, not David Arrigo who has painted Price's previous masks.

"Carey had such an excellent idea. He wanted to do a tribute design to the golden torch that is brought out in the playoffs in Montreal, to signify the passing of the torch from the old players to the new. And with this he wanted a lot and lot of sweet chrome effects."

On February 19, 2012, Price wore a mask in the game vs. New Jersey that article David Arrigo called a "concept mask." Here's what he had to say about it:

"When I met with Carey this year we threw around some concepts for a new mask and I agreed to create a concept mask incorporating these ideas (and not thinking it would be worn). The objective was to work on some new techniques and patterns which would be evolved for his full-time replacement mask.

To my surprise, on Sunday’s game vs. the Devils of New Jersey, the mask that I spent less than two days on (including clear coating) was being worn in the Bell Centre. Needless to say there are some rough edges to this mask that would not be there if I had known this mask would have made an appearance in Prime Time.

This mask continues with the cowboy theme and integrates Native Indian elements, paying homage to Price’s ancestry from Anahim Lake."

Artist: David Arrigo

Carey has worn two special masks this season so far. He wore a Breast Cancer Awareness Mask in October that was then auctioned off for charity. Then in November he wore a Rembrance Day Mask that was also auctioned for charity.
Outside of those two months, he seems to be wearing the same rodeo-themed mask as last season (until late February, see above.)

Thanks to the reader who commented with the link to Facebook with what seems to be a new mask Price is breaking in. Still a rodeo-themed mask, but it seems to be slightly different. Check it out.

December13, 2011

Graphic courtesy of The Goalie Guild

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chris Mason set to break out fighter Jet pads in Winnipeg

Chris Mason's new pads from InGoal Magazine.

Graphic courtesy of The Goalie Guild

Henrik Lundqvist's Winter Classic Mask

Henrik Lundqvist will be wearing this mask during the Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers.

From artist David Gunnarsson:

Henrik had a vision how to make a mask that looks really old...and not just old, it should also look as it has been used, not only used but heavily used for many, many years... A mask that looks so old, that it seems to have been laying at an attic for many, many decades... It is dusty, it is sun bleached, there is even rust around the screws... Heavily used...with lots of scratches and chippings...and puck marks...and marks from the crossbar... This mask has its own history from all the games it has experienced... It was so much fun to create this design.

Here is the entry for Lundqvist's mask for the rest of the season.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Craig Anderson's Heritage Mask

Craig Anderson's new Heritage themed mask pays tribute to Clint Benedict, a Hockey Hall of Fame netminder who backstopped the original Senators to three Stanley Cups in the 1920s.

Artist: John Pepe of Pepe Custom Paint

Here is the entry for Anderson's other mask this season.

Leland Irving 2011-12 Mask

Leland Irving of the Calgary Flames (born April 11, 1988 in Barrhead, AB.)

Irving made his NHL debut on December 16, 2011 against the Florida Panthers. Henrik Karlsson has been sidelined with a knee injury, and Miikka Kiprusoff was given a rest. I happened to watch the game, because the Flames were playing the Panthers, and Irving did great! I was proud of him, even if it was against my team. He stopped 39 of 41 shots, and even stopped a shot in the shootout. He was 3rd star of the game.

Artist: David Gunnarsson

"Among the details I also painted a sky on the side with a bomber plane flying, that is a tribute to Leland´s uncle who passed away this summer."

Courtesy of The Goalie Guild

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Martin Biron's Winter Classic Mask

From Ranger Nation, Marty Biron's Winter Classic mask.

Here's the entry for Biron's mask for the rest of the season.
Artist: Steve Nash of Eyecandyair
"For all the people asking out there why did Marty want a “lion” on his mask, well it’s very simple. It’s actually a tiger and a tribute to retired goaltender Gilles Gratton. Gratton played 41 games with the New York Rangers back in 1976-77."

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jonathan Bernier's Retro Mask

Jonathan Bernier's new mask that he'll wear with their alternate uniforms.

Artist: David Gunnarsson says this is a tribute to the LA Kings goalie legend Rogie Vachon.

Here is the entry for Bernier's other mask this season.