Ilya Bryzgalov’s Winter Classic Mask
InGoal has been proud to present early looks at Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron’s winter classic masks recently. With both Ranger goalies covered, today Drummond Custom Airbrush (who also created the art on one of Bryz’ regular masks) is sharing these photos with InGoal readers.
The mask is a tribute to Philadelphia sports in general, the Spectrum and Veterans Stadium. Citizens Bank Park, the venue for this year’s Winter Classic, was built to replace Veterans stadium, and of course the Spectrum, which also was home to the Sixers, was built when the Flyers came into the NHL. The players featured are Reggie White (Eagles) Julius Erving (Sixers), Mike Schmidt (Phillies), and Bobby Clarke (Flyers) along with the Philly Phanatic. The HK patch is for the late, great Harry Kallus. The saying “Good night and Good Hockey” was a famous phrase used by the great Gene Hart before he passed away.
Thanks to Sean and Franny of Drummond Custom Airbrush for sharing their great work through InGoal Magazine.