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Brian’s Pad of Week: Custom Lessons for Euro Pros

Brian’s Pad of Week: Custom Lessons for Euro Pros

Bobby Goepfert pad
When Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Bobby Goepfert first showed off his new custom pads for his upcoming season in Germany’s top-level Deutsche Eishockey Liga, they were a sight to behold.

The St. Cloud State alum had teamed up with the experts at Brian’s Custom Sports to produce a stunning set of G-NETik pads to match the red-and-yellow of his Duesseldorf EG squad.

The custom set (on the left) included spectacular flames with the team’s lion logo on the bottom, vertical stitching, and retro Brian’s logos both on and above the knee rolls.

It was certain to be a head turner in the DEL.

There was only one problem.

Turns out Duesseldorf EG has a pad sponsor.

Goepfert relayed the regrettable news through his Twitter account, complete with a photo:

Goepfert pad tweet JPEG

Heartbreaking news for any fan of great goalie pads and the incredible custom work turned out by the Kings of Custom over at Brian’s. But at least we can relive the beauty of Goepfert’s would-be unique G-NETiks digitally, thanks to these photos of the detailed planning and stitching that went into them:

Bobby Goepfert pad

Goepfert pad logo tight

Gopefert Flames Team Logo Tight

Gopefert pad side

Be sure to check out more custom pads in Brian’s Goalie’s Only Custom Boutique, and look for sneak peaks of the new Sub-Zero 2 line here at InGoal in the coming weeks.

About The Author

Kevin Woodley

Kevin Woodley is a rec-league target and former contributing editor of the Goalie News magazine. He has written about the Vancouver Canucks and NHL for The Associated Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and The Hockey News for the last decade, and covered the 2010 Olympics for The AP.


  1. Clem

    Anyone know what those pad sponsors are made of? Are they like a vinyl decal or sticker?

  2. Kam

    So guess he has an extra set doing nothing. I could gladly take them off his hands!

    • David Hutchison

      Not really Kam…the make them put sponsors stickers over top of the pad – that beautiful design is under there!

  3. JC

    At least you can still see the thigh rise triangle and flames pop through the sticker with an embossed effect!

  4. Jamaal James

    Dude! That sucks.

  5. stacy

    that sucks it was such a nice pad