Just a couple weeks ago the Montreal Canadiens made a very smart acquisition in trading for Dustin ‘Tic’ Tokarski.
There were two immediate rewards for me personally:
- he needed a new paint job and
- since I live in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and Dustin will be playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs, it means I will see him in action a lot more
In case you don’t know, then you need to be informed that the Canadiens acquired a goalie who’s performance only gets better under pressure. Check out this resume:
Tokarski won the Calder Cup with Norfolk last year, in 2009 he led Canada to a Word Junior Gold Medal, the prior year he was part of a Spokane Chiefs team that won the Memorial Cup. Even as a youth Tokarski was a winner, leading his team to a Canadian Midget National Championship.
courtesy of http://www.habseyesontheprize.com
Enough about Dustin! Let’s talk mask design!
The parameters for the mask were simple: maintain The Tick imagery and use a simple clean design. The overall theme is retro, the minimal use of colour gives it a throwback feel to the earliest styles of goalie masks.
For imagery, on one side are the various logos that have been worn by the historic Montreal Canadiens franchise. On the other side, is the funniest superhero ever, The Tick. For this graphic The Tick is breaking through the helmet ready with his Habs power ring, ready to “Goalkeep safely!”.
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