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Fucale honors Rocket Richard with glow-in-dark 9 on Mask

Fucale honors Rocket Richard with glow-in-dark 9 on Mask

Montreal Canadiens prospect Zach Fucale has collaborated on some pretty memorable masks with painter Sylvie Marsolais of Sylabrush. As property of a team with so much history, it’s easy to come up with ideas, but Marsolais has always found a way to inject some of Fucale’s personality.

Just check out some of his previous masks to get a taste.

His new mask is no different, and this time it’s honouring NHL legend Maurice Richard. Fucale is expected to start the season on the Canadiens’ new (aptly-named) AHL franchise, the Laval Rocket.

Marsolais described some of the features of the mask:

Zach wanted something similar to his last IceCaps paint job. He wanted to keep the graphic mainly the same, with the icicles … the FUCALE on the chin with the ”CA” logo into it.

On both sides of the mask you can see the big ”R” logo with some Habs/Rocket reflective paint logo into it. We also did a big portrait of Maurice Richard inside of one of the logos.

One of the coolest surprises on the mask is a subtle ‘9’ on each side that will glow in the dark at the beginning of each game. With glow-in-the-dark paint becoming more and more common on masks, this is definitely one of the coolest implementations that we have seen so far.

The back plate of the mask includes a motivational quote that Fucale has used since his days in junior, and the initials ‘CJJR’ to represent his family members.

Marsolais has shared more great of the images (below) taken by photographer Sebastien Gervais, who can be found on Twitter at @wegSebastien , and you can find more of her great artwork and masks on the official website, her Twitter account, on Facebook or Instagram.

IN the meantime, enjoy more great photos of this beautiful mask:

Marsolais posted a “in-progress” teaser of the mask on Instagram earlier in the summer that gives you a feel for the kind of detail and precision work involved:


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Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario as the voice of the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade. He is currently an instructor for Pro4 Sports, and is the goaltending consultant for the BCHL's Surrey Eagles.

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