Carey Price reveals first of two World Cup mask designs
Carey Price will make his official return to the ice this fall not in regular season play, but in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey in Toronto – and that big of a return needs not one, but two, mask designs.
Now, we’ve gotten a chance to see the first of those.
According to a tweet by CCM Goalie on Monday morning, Price has confirmed his first World Cup mask design for his involvement with Team Canada, making him the second of the three Canadian goaltenders named (along with Braden Holtby) to reveal his design to the public.
Here’s another two angles, via Twitter:
The mask is electric, with just a hint of red to the design in the form of lightning dancing across the sides of the surface. The rest is done in greyscale, making the Canadian logo look fiercer as a result.
The word ‘Canada’ is scripted across the top of the mask, and Price’s number – 31 – is subtly included on either side of the chin. The rest of the mask, though, remains relatively simple; rather than a number of symbolic Canadian icons or words, the mask simply features the Maple Leafs splashed across each side of the design and the center of the chin, as well. From the angles we’ve seen, it looks like the classic Canadian logo – which differs from the modified logo used by the team for the World Cup, featured on Holtby’s new tournament mask – but with little in the way of visibility of the top of the mask or the back plate, there’s still a chance that there could be more we haven’t gotten a good look at yet.
The World Cup of Hockey will officially begin with the preliminary round on September 17th.