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See the five finalists in Cory Schneider mask competition

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One of five fan mask designs selected as finalists for Cory Schneider's mask design contest. (via New Jersey Devils/Twitter) Author: The Hockey News

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See the five finalists in Cory Schneider mask competition

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Cory Schneider has narrowed down the designs for his next mask to his five favorites and there’s a wide array of designs. From musical history to hellhounds, Schneider has a tough choice ahead of him, but he’s sure to have one of the most interesting masks in the league.

No matter which direction he chooses to go, Cory Schneider is going to have one of the most visually appealing masks in the NHL next season. The New Jersey Devils goaltender is in the midst of holding a mask design competition. The competition, which began at the end of July, is now on to its second stage, with Schneider narrowing down the submissions to his five favorites. From one to five, each of the frontrunners brings something different to the table, be it devil horns or references to the history of New Jersey. Take a look: The first mask uses a simple, clean style and the addition of some handy design work to show what the mask would look like on Schneider is a nice touch. From there, though, the designs get more intense, like the one seen on the second entrant’s hellhound design. The devil-centric designs are a staple of the masks until we reach the final entrant, which focuses more on Garden State musical history than it does on the Devils’ moniker. There’s the standard brick wall background, but on the left side is an outline of the state of New Jersey with a small devil placed in Newark where the Devils play. On the right, there’s a guitar, hat and microphone, all representing different musicians from the state. The microphone represents Jon Bon Jovi, the fedora is for Frank Sinatra and the guitar for Bruce Springsteen. The winner of the mask design contest will be announced Aug. 14, with the victorious designer receiving four tickets to a Devils home game, a meet and greet with Schneider and an autographed goalie stick.
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See the five finalists in Cory Schneider mask competition