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Anton Khudobin’s New Bruins Mask Changes Colors


Russian goaltender Anton Khudobin is about to start his second stint with the Boston Bruins, but he didn’t want to retread an old mask design.

Khudobin asked his painter, Sylvie Marsolais of Sylabrush to come up with something new, and she definitely delivered. In addition to a fresh design featuring a roaring bear on one side, and  TD Garden and the Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge on the other, Marsolais also used a new “Subzero” paint on the background, meaning it actually changes colour with hot and cold water.

“Anton always wants original and unique masks so we brainstormed with Dobby and went with the old Bruins logo on top with a Matte finish to get a bigger contrast from the background,” Marsolais said. “As the cold  water hits the mask it darkens to Black.”

You can see the effect, which should be interesting when Khudobin squirts a cold drink from his water bottle during a game, in this small video:


As for the rest of the design, we’ll let Marsolais explain.

“On one side we put a mean looking realistic bear with a pearl  effect to make it come alive with a glossy clear,” she said. “On the other side you can see the TD garden with the Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge that you cannot miss when you go see a Bruins game. For the chin we took the “B” from the Bruins logo and incorporated it in his nickname, ‘DOBBY.’ The Russian Phoenix remains as always on the backplate.”

For more of Marsolais’ work visit the Sylabrush web site, or her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter.









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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.