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    John Gibson's new Pac Man Mask...

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    Big Ben Clock on Bishop’s New Lightning Mask

    By InGoal Magazine Staff On May 27, 2014

    Listed at 6-foot-7, it’s no surprise that Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is often referred to as “Big Ben.”

    Now the 2013-14 Vezina Trophy finalist has a mask to match.

    Painted by Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx, Bishop’s new CCM mask features images of the Big Ben clock tower in London ghosted subtly into the Lightning logo on both sides.

    “Ben gave us pretty much free reign on the design his only stipulation was he wanted a darker coloured mask so we did mostly dark blue and blue throughout the mask with some neat 3D effects with the bevel edges on the side logos and chin number,” Livery told InGoal. “We also used a splatter look on the top stripes to give the effect of being wet like in a storm. The side logos also have Big Ben clock ghosted in with a sweet liquid metal paint applied over it so at different angles it really shimmers. All in all it was a super fun mask to paint.”

    The colours, combined with the effects and lightning throughout, really pop off the page, giving Bishop another thing to be excited about as he works back from wrist surgery in last April and prepares to build on an outstanding first season as an undisputed No.1 in the NHL.

    Here is the link to the rest of it...

    http://ingoalmag.com/news/big-ben-bi...ightning-mask/

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    Some pretty incredible artwork..amazing what people can do.

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    Haha that is a pretty awesome mask! Can't wait to see it in action!

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    Hamburglar + Alfred E. Neuman on Senators Mask

    Written By Lachlan Macintosh On August 19, 2014

    Andrew Hammond didn’t take the most conventional route to professional hockey, but it looks like it may have been the right one for him.

    According to this study from College Hockey Inc. (as well as another neat infographic), college hockey players are becoming more and more prevalent in the NHL.

    Chalk it up to good, young players choosing to ascertain a college degree or the personal development that takes place in those years, but more teams are starting to draft players who are going to college as well as sign players as free agents coming out of post secondary institutions.

    Hammond is one of the latter cases. Having attended Bowling Green University from 2009-2013, Hammond was signed to a two-way entry level deal by the Ottawa Senators and appointed to Binghamton where he started last year.

    At the recent development camp in Ottawa, Hammond ran into fellow Sens prospect and former Calgary Hitman tender, Chris Driedger, and saw some of the great work on Driedger’s mask. Eventually, Hammond contacted Driedger’s painter Jason Bartziokas, an up and coming mask painter in the NHL and a well established artist around the CHL. The finished product is sure to impress.

    Hammond’s new Vaughn mask made by Pro’s Choice combines a clean look and ingenuity, with a witty play on Hammond’s college nickname.

    The left side sports the large, regal logo of the Senators with multiple “ghost” logos in the background, as well as on the backplate of the mask.

    The entire mask is lined with the the “old-school” red bands, which was actually Hammond’s idea.

    Hammond worked closely with Bartziokas to bring the real centerpiece of the mask to life. On the right side of the mask, Bartziokas has the large ‘O’ logo from the original Senators jersey just above a recognizable figure, the McDonald’s Hamburglar.



    In an interview with InGoal, Bartziokas mentioned that it was what Hammond’s teammates called him at Bowling Green, in addition to “Hammy” (spelled out along the chin of the mask). When painting the cartoon character, Bartziokas “wanted to give it a little bit of life, and… drew some Alfred E. Neuman reference from that too. I thought the red hair was similar and I changed the two buckteeth to one tooth.”

    Initially, the drawing was going to have a cheeseburger sailing into the catcher’s mitt, but apparently Andrew said “he would be razzed by his goalie coach, so we just went with a puck.” Well, puck or Big Mac cheeseburger, the mask looks fantastic.

    As mentioned, Hammond made his professional debut last year, going 25-19-3 in 48 starts with Binghamton. Averaging a .910 save percentage and 2.81 goals against, Hammond was a solid addition to Ottawa’s already impressive reputation surrounding young goalies in recent years. The regular season success didn’t translate well to the playoffs for Binghamton and they were quickly eliminated by Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins in 4 games. Hammond was called up briefly last year in February and stopped all 11 shots he faced in a 35 minute relief effort against the Red Wings after Robin Lehner gave up 6 goals on 15 shots. Once again, Hammond is likely to get the bulk of the Binghamton starts next year over Driedgers and could see some time with the big club should the need arise. A native of Surrey, British Columbia, Hammond actually trains in the Vancouver area with good friend of InGoal Magazine, Pasco Valana.



    In the same manner as this past mask featured on InGoal, Bartziokas put together some fantastic illustrations for this lid. You can find more from Bartziokas on his Facebook Page as well as on Instagram. He doesn’t have a company website but said he can be reached through Facebook, by email at jbart31@hotmail.com, or on Twitter. You can also learn more about the Pro’s Choice masks on their website, Facebook page and Twitter feed:
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    Tribute Mask To New Hall Of Famer Pat Burns

    By Lachlan Macintosh On November 19, 2014

    Four years ago, many thought Pat Burns would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, and every year since, more and more people have supported the notion. Well, that perceived injustice has been rectified. The late Pat Burns was inducted into the HHOF this Monday, with his son and wife accepting the honou on his behalf. It was an emotional ceremony, but it’s fair to say the memory of one of the great coaches in NHL history is alive and well. This new mask, painted by David Leroux of Diel Airbrush, was done for a member of Burns’ family and it’s a wonderful tribute to the man, coach, father, husband, and friend.

    The mask features portraits and action shots commemorating each of the four teams Burns coached for. On the left side, a young Burns stands in a retro Montreal Canadiens jacket, whistle in mouth, no doubt putting the Habs through their paces. The Canadiens logo is beautifully illustrated as well. Above that, a passionate Pat Burns is yelling with a raised fists, demonstrating the emotion and vigor so many saw when he was behind the bench. The New Jersey Devils logo sits just to the right of the uncharacteristically un-mustachioed Burns.

    Along the chin of the mask in chrome lettering “Burns” is written with a faint set of years just below, 1952-2010. Above the cage of the mask, there is a message to all and one instilled in many of Burns’ teams over the years: Never Give Up.

    On the right side of the mask, embittered rivals Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. Once again with a whistle in his mouth, a side profile of Burns wearing blue and white is coaching for the Leafs. Above the profile and a Maple Leafs logo, a portrait of Pat Burns when he was coaching for the Bruins is masterfully painted by David Leroux. All of the portraits and profiles achieve incredible detail and almost perfect likeness. It’s uncanny what Leroux can do with an airbrush!

    In 1988, Burns began his NHL coaching career in Montreal, where he became one of ten rookie head coaches to win the Jack Adams Award for the league’s top head coach. Burns would go on to win the award twice more, becoming the only head three time winner in the award’s 40 year history. After losing in the Stanley Cup Final in 1989, Burns’ Habs would make it to the Conference Semifinals of the playoffs for the next three years. In 1992, Burns moved on to the rival Maple Leafs where, in his first year, he won his second Jack Adams Trophy. The Leafs would make the playoffs for three straight years, succumbing in the Conference Finals twice and the Conference Quarterfinals once. After a rough stretch in January and February where the Leafs went 3-16-3, Burns was fired, though it should be noted that Toronto still made the playoffs that year. Two seasons later, Burns was hired by the Boston Bruins. Burns won his third and final Jack Adams in his first year with Boston, making the playoffs in two of the next three years, after being fired in 2000, Burns was hired by the New Jersey Devils in 2002, and finally won his first Stanley Cup. After one more season with the Devils, Burns stepped down as head coach.

    Burns survived colon cancer (2004) and liver cancer (2005), but in 2009 announced that his colon cancer had returned and metastasized in his lungs. On this day, November 19th, in 2010, Burns passed away. In 2011, an arena bearing Burns’ name was constructed in Stanstead College. Burns’ legacy lives on, and while many thought this induction into the Hall of Fame well overdue, Burns said to his son, before he passed away, “Cheer Up Jason, I’ll get in there someday probably. You better have a good speech ready because you’re the one going up there for me.”

    The mask David Leroux painted was for a member of the family and we think it’s a fantastic tribute to one hockey’s greats. For more artwork, please visit the Diel Airbrush website, as well as follow David on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can view the rest of the Pat Burns Tribute mask below.



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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Brodeur's new mask looks familiar and pretty cool in the new colours.

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    Alice Cooper on Mike Smith Coyotes Throwback Mask

    By InGoal Magazine Staff On March 5, 2015

    When Mike Smith takes to the ice in the Arizona Coyotes throwback jerseys on Thursday night, he will literally have eyes on the back of his head; somewhat creepy eyes with a throwback rock and roll theme.

    Smith’s long-time personal painter David Arrigo of Darrigo Art included a portrait of shock rock legend and Coyotes fan Alice Cooper on the back plate of the custom-fit Vaughn mask by Pro’s Choice Smith will wear on Coyotes’ throwback night.

    “Probably the coolest thing about the helmet is the backplate,” Smith told reporters in Arizona. “Tribute to Alice Cooper, obviously a huge Coyotes fan and has been for a number of years so my painter has been begging for me to do something with Alice Cooper involved and I said ‘you got your wish, you can do it on this helmet.’ It’s a pretty cool tribute to him and the support he gives our team.”

    Here’s a video clip of Smith, who will also wear a wicked set of all-black Reebok XLT gear on throwback night, talking about his new mask. There are more close-ups and some extra photos of another Cooper mask below:



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    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Rinne’s New Mad Mask Fury Channels Mad Max


    By InGoal Magazine Staff On July 5, 2015 ·

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    Pekka Rinne has another scary new look for next season.

    The Nashville Predators star stopper has always worn aggressive, intimidating designs, from his original Predator-themed mask to a Gladiator-inspired paint job last season. His latest from Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt follows that menacing tradition perfectly.

    Titled “Fury Hockey Mad Mask” by Gunnarsson, Rinne’s new mask for the upcoming 2015-16 season is based on the Immortan Joe character‘s mask from this summer’s blockbuster movie, Mad Max Fury Road. But Gunnarsson also manages to incorporate the Predator behind the mask.

    It’s as scary as any design Rinne has worn to date, and the effects don’t get any less disturbing when you turn out the lights, thanks to Gunnarsson’s use of glow-in-the-dark GLOW Tech FX 2.0 on the eyes and teeth.

    “It is more FURY than ever,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “The mask is a nightmare for anyone who dare to come close! .. Behind the badass mask with tubes and horses teeth you will find the Predator monster. And the dude seems to brush his teeth in nuclear pasta because they are glowing in the dark.”

    Gunnarson promises more projects with Rinne this season, so be sure to keep checking his website, Twitter feed, and Instagram. In the meantime enjoy some of these close ups of the scary new Mad Max mask below:

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    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Rangers Talbot Gets Slimed on New Ghostbusters Mask

    Written By Rob McGregor On May 13, 2015


    FullSizeRender-3New York Rangers’ Cam Talbot teamed up with Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt to produce another striking mask themed around the popular Ghostbusters films.



    The 27-year old goalie’s “The Zuul Doggy Dog” mask proved to be a hit among fans; and Talbot looks to be on to a winner again, with his new mask depicting one of the films most well known “villains,” Slimer.

    “Slimer is big, he is sliming and drooling, and he looks very hungry,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “Lucky for us Cam Talbot is also known as the ‘Goalbuster’, so he can take care of the Slimer and get him rid off his face.”

    The famous Ghostbusters glutton switches from his traditional green to a more ‘Rangers friendly’ blue, with the increasingly popular glow in the dark paints used for his eyes and teeth to give the mask a suitably spooky look when the lights go out.

    The iconic Ghostbusters’ logo also utilises Gunnarsson’s special G.L.O.W Tech FX, adorning the chin of Talbot’s new mask, while the Rangers Statue of Liberty crest features on the left and right hand side of the new design, as well as the crown.

    This is Talbot’s third Ghostbusters based mask, having previously worked with DaveArt on his Ectoplasm Rocker and 2014 Stadium Series designs. For more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork check out his website, Twitter feed, and Instagram. In the meantime enjoy some of these close ups of the new masks below.

    With Henrik Lundqvist back to his dominant self in the playoffs and speculation other teams may try to acquire Talbot this summer, this may be the only chance fans get to see it up close:

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    Then the poor bastard gets traded....
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    Lego Duck Batman on Andersen’s Anaheim Mask

    By InGoal Magazine Staff On July 16, 2015

    Andersen BatDuck Lego Mask right side JPEGAnaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen paid tribute to his Danish roots with a Lego-themed mask last season (because, like Andersen, Lego originated in Denmark).

    Never one to rest on his laurels on or off the ice, Andersen decided to have Swedish painter David Gunnarsson of DaveArt take the Lego theme to another level for next season, transforming Andersen into a Batman-themed superhero with Duck roots: “The DuckMan.”

    “Frederik Andersen is a huge Lego fan, just like me, and since Frederik is from Denmark, just like Lego, Frederik wanted to pay tribute to the coolest toy ever,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “His Lego mask from last year was a huge success and here comes the next chapter. Frederik is transformed into a superhero, The DuckMan! Of course with the awesome old school Ducks logo on his chest, and the coolest weapon ever, a Lego goalie stick? Even the awesome Ducks logos on the sides are transformed into the DuckMan!”

    In addition to the Lego Batman wearing a Ducks logo and holding a goalie stick on one side and leaping through a Lego brick wall on the other, the Ducks logo on the right side is transformed with a Batman mask altered to fit over the duck bill. And, like other recent masks from Gunnarsson, Andersen’s new lid changes when the lights go off, with GLOW Tech FX 2.0 used to create intimidating glow-in-the-dark silhouettes of the masked crusader:

    Gunnarson promised more masks for Andersen next season, so be sure to keep checking his website, Twitter feed, and Instagram. In the meantime enjoy some of these close ups (and one video) of the new “DuckMan” mask:





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    Haha. That's awesome. I love the Bat shadow on the front.


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    Eddie Lack Reveals New Swedish Chef Mask

    By Rob McGregor On September 16, 2015 · Add Comment


    Lack with MaskEddie Lack’s new look is complete! After revealing a sleek set of Hurricanes themed pads in July, the 27-year old now has an awesome new mask to hit the ice with.

    Working with David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, Lack’s new design features not only the Hurricanes’ logos, but the Swedish Chef from The Muppets!

    “Eddie likes food, and especially tacos!” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “So the Swedish Chef has always showed up on the back of his masks. This time the Swedish Chef shows up on the mask itself! Ready to fix some tacos for Eddie! … And on the backplate of the mask’ another buddy of Eddie’s shows up”

    The backplate caricature of former Canucks team mate Roberto Luongo is unlikely to come as a surprise to fan, as the pair have maintained a close friendship since the Team Canada netminder was traded to Florida in 2014. It doesn’t show up in the photo below, but in this video forwarded to InGoal by Lack, you see his father is also on the backplate.


    A fan favourite in Vancouver, Lack was traded to Carolina at the NHL Draft this summer after two seasons with the Canucks in which he went 34-30-9 with a .917 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average.

    An unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, Lack is expected to compete with incumbent Cam Ward, also a pending UFA, for the starting role in Carolina as the club looks to recover from a disastrous season that saw the franchise sink to the bottom of the Metropolitan Division.

    This simple yet brilliant new mask is sure to make him as popular with Hurricanes fans as he was in British Columbia.

    You can find more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork on his website, Twitter feed, and Instagram account. Meanwhile, check out these awesome close ups of Lack’s brilliant new mask:

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    ‘The Tick’ Returns on Tokarski Canadiens Mask

    By InGoal Magazine Staff On September 28, 2015

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    Montreal Canadiens backup Dustin Tokarski isn’t one to hide from a nickname, even when it has ties to an insect-based comic book superhero.

    Tokarski returns to the Canadiens crease with “The Tick” featured prominently on the top his new mask, which was painted this time by Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt.

    Tokarski has always included the comic book superhero bug, including during his days with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a reference to his nickname, Tic.



    “Once again Dustin Tokarski´s blue Tick buddy shows up on his mask,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “The design is created as an old school vintage design, a design that live and breath the red and blue and white of Montreal Canadiens. Then when you turn the mask up side down, the mask will be visited by Dustin´s blue buddy.”
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    Schneider Brings Jersey Devil To Life With New Mask

    By Greg Balloch On September 27, 2015

    Cory Schneider will be sporting a menacing new mask designed by Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt when the 2015-2016 season kicks off in just over a week.

    This year’s design prominently features the iconic New Jersey Devils’ logo wrapped with barbed wire. The reason for the barbed wire? It’s keeping the legendary Jersey Devil contained, whose eyes can be seen on the left side of the mask.

    It’s certainly one of the scarier designs that Schneider has used over the years, and it will be interesting to see what the mask looks like in action.

    Gunnarsson had this to say about the mask on his Facebook page:


    Do not enter the forest in New Jersey… it is something watching you in the dark… You might see it, if you look really close…

    And if you will not see it, the legendary Jersey Devil will see you… We need to stay away from the forest and have a safe distance, and we really need a barbwire fence…

    I love to create Storyteller designs, base them on a local legend and let the story be brought to life…

    Thanks Cory, I love to be your mask artist!

    Schneider’s previous mask was also designed by DaveArt, and it included two different depictions of the Jersey Devil. That mask was much darker, while the new one is a deeper red design. The eyes on the new mask are much more ominous than the depictions in previous masks.

    The New Jersey Devils as a team are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season. Schneider had very little to do with their lack of success, as he was stellar all year long – saving the team 21.17 goals against above average.

    To see more of Gunnarsson’s mask artwork, check out his website, Twitter feed, and Instagram account. For more shots of Schneider’s new mask, check out the picture below:

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    Habs Goalie Mike Condon Sneaks Bill Belichick, Tom Brady Onto Winter Classic Mask

    — yesterday.

    With Carey Price on the shelf due to his knee injury, local boy Mike Condon is Montreal’s man between the pipes for the 2016 Winter Classic on Friday.


    The Needham, Mass. native went undrafted out of Princeton and ultimately landed with the Canadiens back in May 2013. He beat out fellow goalie Dustin Tokarski for the backup job coming out of training camp, yet the injury to Price thrust Condon into the starting role for Montreal.

    Condon is a born and bred New Englander, and he displays his roots with a red four-leaf clover on the chin of his regular mask. With the Classic being played in the home of the New England Patriots, Condon is putting his love for the hometown football team on show with an awesome shoutout to head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady, their four Lombardi trophies and the motto "Do Your Job."
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    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Jason Labarbera, longtime pro goaltender currently in the Philadelphia Flyers system, has decided to honor The Great One on his latest masks. No, not that Great One. We're talking about The People's Champion, The Brahma Bull, The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, The Great One, THE ROCK.

    Labarbera, a huge pro wrestling fan who often takes inspiration from the WWE for mask designs, put a healthy dose of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his newest lid. The mask features the Rock in his trademark shades, apparently just before he lays the smackdown.



    The mask was designed by Dave Gunnarsson a.k.a DaveArt, who seems to do just about everybody's mask these days.

    The Rock joins such WWE icons as Stone Cold Steve Austin (as a Duck), CM Punk, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, among others as those featured on a Labarbera mask. The goalie even has his own gallery on WWE.com.

    The veteran netminder is currently playing for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers affiliate the American Hockey League. He is awfully well-traveled in his career. Aside from the Flyers, Labarbera has also played for the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks, as well as most of those teams' minor league affiliates.

    The 36-year-old has appeared in 18 games for Lehigh Valley this year and owns an .896 save percentage.


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    2016-2017 Ceeb Pool Champion of the World



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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    McKenna honors late Pantera guitarist on new Stars mask

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    Posted by Kevin Woodley | Aug 24, 2017  

    Mike McKenna staying with his traditional racing-inspired, team-based theme for the front of his new Dallas Stars mask but the self-described Metal head honoured the team’s connection to late Pantera guitarist Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott on the backplate of his new Warwick mask.

    “The backplate is where I like to have some fun. I’ve had a nameless character on it since I was playing college hockey at St. Lawrence. A few years ago my friend Jason McMahan started drawing him in character: he was a cowboy in Arizona, a beach bum in Florida, and Thor for Tampa,” McKenna told InGoal. “But this year he’s really special. It’s pretty well known in hockey circles that when the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999, they were tight with heavy metal band Pantera, especially brothers Vinnie Paul and Darrell Abbott. They even wrote a pump-up song for the team that is still in heavy rotation at the games today. Tragically, Darrell was murdered on stage while performing in 2004. I was – and am – a huge fan of Pantera, especially Darrell’s guitar work. So this year’s backplate pays tribute to a music legend and one of the greatest guitarists to ever grace this earth: Darrell Abbott. RIP Dime.”

    Painted by McKenna’s long-time person artist, Ray Bishop, of Bishop Custom Designs, McKenna’s new backplate celebrates a strong bond between the Stars and Pantera that not all may be aware of.

    “The Stars and legendary heavy metal band Pantera go hand in hand,” Brian Slagel, Chairman and CEO of Metal Blade Records, wrote in an email to InGoal. “Pantera is proudly from Dallas and are huge hockey fans. So much so they had season tickets, hung with the players, hosted a Stanley Cup party and wrote the Stars entry song! Dime and Vinnie were always big Stars and hockey fans. I was so pumped the first time I heard the song when the Stars came out to start the game. Imagine an original song by Pantera!! So cool and made the Stars a favorite among the metal community. Dime was one of the most influential and talented guitarists ever in any genre. Also one of the nicest guys ever!”

    Complete with a crowd at his feet and stage lights above, as well as McKenna’s personal logo and trademark flags, the backplate tribute to Abbott blends seamlessly with the rest of the mask:

    “Mike had a friend of his, who usually draws up something for his back plate, draw up a “DimeBag” character that I then re-interpreted and painted for him,” Bishop told InGoal. “I decided a rock legend needs a stage, so I adlibbed a crowd of fans, stage, and lights to give him a home on the back.”

    The front of the mask is a continuation of what Bishop called a “Racing Style” format for McKenna.

    “We’re very much on the same page: at this point I just have to tell him what team and let him go to work,” said McKenna, who has done five masks with Bishop. “I like my masks to have a lineage to them, so the basic design hasn’t changed much over the years. A lot of that comes from my racing background: open-wheel drivers usually stick to one identifiable design over their careers. The same used to be true for goalies: the heros of my childhood (Brodeur, Joseph, Belfour, etc) all had iconic masks and there was no mistaking who was in net.”

    “We continued with the evolution of his ‘Racing Style’ format, with a combo of bold and faded striping with some pearled and ghosted effects, and sparkled goodies mixed into it as well,” Bishop said.

    The mask itself is a Warwick, another staple throughout McKenna’s career.

    “Gary Sr. met Mike in Port Huron, Michigan at the Silver Stick Hockey Tournament and Mike got his first Warwick Mask when he was 15-years old playing for the St Louis Amateur Blues AAA 1998-99 team then used the mask two more years while he played for the Springfield Jr. Blues hockey team,” said Gary Warwick Jr. “We are proud that he wears our mask.”



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    Golden Knights unveil Pickard’s new fan-designed goalie mask

    By Cam Tucker, Sep 6, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT


    Being part of a new team calls for a newly designed goalie mask.

    On Wednesday, the expansion Vegas Golden Knights unveiled Calvin Pickard‘s new mask, which is fan-designed by six different finalists and a grand prize winner from a team contest that ran last month.

    From NHL.com:

    “I received so many great designs and submissions that I couldn’t pick just one,” said Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Calvin Pickard. “My new Golden Knights mask incorporates elements from six different finalists, as well as a complete drawing from the grand prize winner. This was a fun and unique way to engage with the Golden Knights community.”

    Grand prize winner Shawn Hickey submitted a design with a medieval knight overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and the Golden Knights primary logo on the crown of the mask. Both elements are featured on Pickard’s mask.

    The Golden Knights selected Pickard with the first selection in the 2017 expansion draft. He was later joined in Vegas by veteran puck stopper Marc-Andre Fleury.



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    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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