Monday, October 28, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hockey/Goalies artwork/photographs from Italy

A few weeks ago a lovely young woman from Italy contacted me through here. She enjoyed my blog and wanted to share her artwork with me. And when she found out José Theodore was my favorite, she made these for me. She calls them digital sketches. I call them AWESOME!! :)
Thanks so much, Simona!! Her other artwork and photographs can be seen here:

(Chris Mason is playing in Italy now, so she has a few photos of him as well.)

Friday, October 25, 2013


I believe I have updated all the posts with at least one or two in-game photos and the PadsTracker images.

If I missed someone, please let me know. Thanks to the people who commented with information on masks I hadn't found yet. It's much appreciated. I was a bit overwhelmed this season with stuff going on in my personal life and I got behind here.

I will continue to update if I get any better photos for some of them (or more info.)

Jeff Zatkoff 2013-14 Mask

Jeff Zatkoff of the Pittsburgh Penguins (born June 9, 1987 in Detroit, MI.)

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker

Cam Talbot 2013-14 Mask

Cam Talbot of the New York Rangers (born July 5, 1987 in Caledonia, ON.)

Stadium Series mask.

Artist: David Gunnarsson

In November Gunnarsson introduced a new mask for Talbot.

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker

Peter Budaj 2013-14 Mask

Peter Budaj of the Montreal Canadiens (born Sept. 18, 1982 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.)

He seems to be wearing this mask most recently rather than the one with more red.

In December Budaj debuted a new mask (Ned Flanders as a goalie):

Artist: David Gunnarsson

Budaj started the season wearing the same Lionel Messi mask as last season.

Artist: David Gunnarsson

Peter is just like me a big soccer fan, and we both love the wizard Lionel Messi, soccer player in Barcelona. The design is a tribute to Messi with lots of details. And of course Ned shows up, as always on Peter´s masks, and this time he is dressed as a soccer player in Slovakia´s National Team jersey. But poor Ned, he is hit in the head by the ball...

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker (updated 12/15/13)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Al Montoya 2013-14 Mask

Al Montoya of the Winnipeg Jets (born Feb 13, 1985 in Chicago, IL.)

11/2/13: Montoya has debuted his new mask. Article found here.

Artist: Ray Bishop of Bishop Designs

Painted once again by  Ray Bishop of Bishop Designs, the aggressive, sharp-toothed  fighter-jet theme will look familiar to those who admired Montoya’s mask last season, but there are some subtle differences.
For starters, the nickname “Monty” and number “35″ on the bottom back corners are different from last season, and the exhaust pipes on both sides are now spitting fire instead of billowing smoke.

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker

Ondrej Pavelec 2013-14 Mask

Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets (born Aug. 31, 1987 in Kladno, Czech Republic.)

Pavelec had more than one mask this season.

Artist: David Gunnarsson

And here's another, also from Gunnarsson (salute to the Royal Canadian Airforce.)

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker

Gunnarsson presented this mask, but I never saw photos of Pavelec wearing it.

Artist: David Gunnarsson

Pavelec began the season with last year's mask, but in November David Gunnarsson introduced this new mask. I don't have in-game photos yet.

Michal Neuvirth 2013-14 Mask

Michal Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals Buffalo Sabres (born March 23, 1988 in Usti Labem, Czech Republic.) 

Neuvirth was traded to Buffalo in March.

Here is his Buffalo mask, bur he hasn't played a game since March 13th, so I don't have in-game photos of it.

Artist: David Gunnarsson

His Washington gear:

Artist: David Gunnarsson

...the red and white squares on the top are a tribute to the Czech flag, and you will also find the Czech flag on the side as well on the back piece of the mask. Just as on all Michal´s previous masks the Strekov Castle from his hometown is on the side of the mask.

The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker