Brian’s Pad of Week: Eddie Lack Heritage Classic
Vancouver Canucks backup goaltender Eddie Lack is ready for the upcoming Heritage Classic after getting a beautiful new set of vintage gear from Brian’s Custom Sports.
Living up to their nicknames as The Custom Goal Company, Brian’s came up with a perfect take on the maroon and tan retro Vancouver Millionaires jerseys that the Canucks will wear against the Ottawa Sanators at the outdoor game at BC Place on March 2.
The “V” logo for the Vancouver Millionaires, who won the Stanley Cup over Ottawa back in 1915, has been incorporated beautifully into the front of the otherwise stock SubZero Pro2 pads, and on the face of both the matching G-NETik blocker and glove. Lack’s No. 31 and matching striping is also incorporated into the sideboard of the blocker.
No word yet whether Lack has a matching custom chest-and-arm, but given he only needs it for one game, chances are he’ll just used his existing, fully customized G-NETik upper-body unit for the Heritage Classic game.
Lack is certainly no stranger to the incredible custom work turned out by Brian’s. His custom Chicago Wolves equipment last season was inspired work, with a vicious looking team logo on the front of the pads and both gloves. There was some hope the personable Swede might include a Johnny Canuck on his set this season after finally making the Canucks this season, but that will have to wait.
For now, enjoy his new retro-look Vancouver Millionaires equipment, and be sure to check out the custom Brian’s gear Chicago Blackhawks backup Antti Raanta will wear for their outdoor game at Soldier Field in Chicago next week.