Anyone who follows goaltender Jake Allen on Twitter probably already knows two things:
1. The St. Louis Blues stopper is an avid fisherman, and
2. is equally proud of his roots in the Canadian Maritimes.
With the help of painter Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx, Allen celebrates both on his new St. Louis Blues mask for 2013-14.
In fact, Allen appears to be fishing himself on the top right side of the mask, which is split into two sides appropriately by the famous Gateway Arch of St. Louis.
On the right side, what appears to be a bass (being from the Westcoast, we at InGoal are limited to salmon fishing) is taking a huge bite out of a colourful lure, with the outline of his native New Brunswick in the background, while on the left side Allen, wearing shades and a Blues cap, is showing off a catch of his own.
The Blues note logo pops on both sides as a nice frame for the mask, while Allen’s No. 34 adorns the chin.
You can find more great masks from Livery on the HeadStrongGrafx website, as well as on Twitter, and FaceBook. In the meantime, enjoy these closeups of Allen’s new Vaughn mask, including some in-progess shots from Livery: