Days after unveiling special masks for the holiday season, Detroit Red Wings goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek are set to auction them off for charity.
Fans of the Red Wings, or fans who simply want the chance to take home either mask, can start bidding on them now as they’re live on the NHL Auctions website. All proceeds will go to benefit Volunteers of America Michigan’s Adopt-A-Family program, and will go towards purchasing big-ticket items for the families, such as a washer and dryer for one family who lost their appliances due to flooding in August.
Both goaltenders donned the masks for the Red Wings’ Dec. 16 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and will continue to wear them throughout Detroit’s current homestand. The final appearance for the masks will be on Dec. 23 when the Red Wings host the Sabres. You can see both below. Read more
The comedy series Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian institution and staple of Canada’s cultural landscape, and includes people drinking, swearing and occasionally being violent toward each other. So it’s only natural the show has a connection to, and an affinity for, the game of hockey. And at long last, someone – in this case, artist David Arrigo – has honored the characters by putting their images on a goalie mask.
All three main characters in the highly-raunchy, adult-oriented comedy (Ricky, Julian and Bubbles) are featured prominently on the mask made by the Toronto-based artist, but they’re not the only ones to appear on it. Bubbles’ cats are on it, as is the infamous evil puppet Conky.
Trailer Park Boys mask (image courtesy of David Arrigo)
Martin Brodeur’s mask with the New Jersey Devils is somewhat iconic. There weren’t many changes made throughout his career and the design became synonymous with Brodeur.
As if him sporting St. Louis colors wasn’t a strange enough sight, we now get our first look at what his mask will look like when he steps between the pipes for the Blues: Read more
Earlier this month, Jake Allen and the St. Louis Blues asked fans to submit their designs for the goaltenders second mask.
The fans answered in droves. Now, after sifting through over 400 submissions, the St. Louis Blues goaltender has whittled the voting is down to three finalists. You can see all three potential masks below: Read more
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a goalie by his or her mask? If so, Andrei Vasilevskiy is an absolute star.
The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect, taken in the first round, 19th overall, in 2012, had his new, custom mask posted by Sylvie Marsolais over at Quebec’s Sylabrush: Read more
When Brian Elliott takes the ice on Tuesday night, something is going to look different. The mask he wears – night in and night out – won’t be getting the start. Instead, Elliott will don a special mask, dedicated to both veterans and those currently serving their country.
Head Strong Grafx designed Elliott’s mask, but the presentation of the mask came from 92-year-old Charles Rohde, a World War II veteran. Read more
He’s big, he’s well padded, and you can find him in goal for the New York Rangers. We’re not talking about Henrik Lundqvist or Cam Talbot, either. No, it’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
During last night’s 4-3 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues, Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot debuted the fifth in his series of Ghostbusters themed masks: Read more
There’s something fitting about Anaheim Ducks’ goaltender Frederik Andersen donning a mask featuring one of the most famous crime movies of all-time. After all, his work in usurping former Ducks keeper Jonas Hiller’s place was a heist the likes of which we rarely see anymore. And some of the saves he’s made this season are criminal in their own right.
Andersen, with the help of Swedish goalie mask artist/wizard David Gunnarsson, will enter the cage with a brand new Reservoir Dogs themed mask which has been dubbed “Reservoir Ducks” by the duo. Take a look: Read more