Wile E. Coyote Cheers Rawlings on New Mask
Phoenix Coyotes prospect Chris Rawlings is a fan of Wile E. Coyote.
Judging by his new mask, the feeling is mutual.
Signed by the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, Portland Pirates, this summer after finishing last season on an amateur tryout with the team, Rawlings is going into his first full season as a pro. Coming off a college career that includes a school record 11 shutouts with Northeastern University, the 6-foot-5 stopper will start out in style thanks to his new lid painted by Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx.
With desert themes throughout the background, the new mask combines variations of Coyotes logos with Wile E. Coyote holding a No.1 foam finger with “Rawls” on it, for a playful personal addition to a clean, crisp looking lid.
“Chris really loved Wile E. Coyote and wanted to incorporate him on a personal level,” Livery said of Rawlings, who InGoal got the chance to meet and watch work at an Elite Goalies Mentorship camp with Dallas Stars goalie coach Mike Valley and UBC goalie coach Pasco Vallana earlier this summer.
Enjoy the close ups of both sides below, and for more great masks from Livery, check out the HeadStrong Grafx website, as well as on Twitter, and on their FaceBook page, and here in the InGoal archives.