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Canucks’ Schneider gets Millionaires Retro Mask

Canucks’ Schneider gets Millionaires Retro Mask

Vancouver Canucks Cory Schneider Millionaires MaskCanucks goaltender Cory Schneider is taking his team’s one-game retro tribute to Vancouver’s only Stanley Cup-winning team seriously, with a new matching mask to commemorate the Vancouver Millionaires victory in 1915.

The Canucks will wear replica jerseys of the 1915 Millionaires for a home game against Detroit on Saturday March 16.

Schneider, who joked that he liked the old maroon and tan jerseys when they debuted in a team picture last week because they matched his old Boston College colours, honoured Millionaires goaltender Hughie Lehman on the right side of the mask, with a team photo on the opposite side.

Just as he did with his current Canucks mask, Schneider turned to Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt for the look, which features a mix of retro and native art themes.

“On a distance it’s an old school classic styled design with the stripes in focus with the beautiful logo on the top, all created in maroon and cream colors,” Gunnarsson wrote. “Then the closer you come the more details you will discover, and the design transforms in front of your eyes to a tribute to the fantastic Millionaires team. On the left side is a tribute to the legendary Millionaire goalie Hughie Lehman, and on the other side is the whole team in old school vintage style. And not only that, the mask is also a tribute to the fantastic native art of Canada. I just love that art style. Just as on Cory’s previous Canucks mask I incorporated orcas in Canadian native art style, and they continue on this mask.”

Enjoy the closeups of Schneider’s new mask – and a shot of teammate Ryan Kesler in the replica jerseys they will wear – below, and be sure to check out more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork on both his website and on his Twitter feed. For all the new masks in the NHL this season, be sure to visit InGoal’s mask page:

Vancouver Canucks Cory Schneider Millionaires Mask

Vancouver Canucks Cory Schneider Millionaires Mask

Vancouver Canucks Cory Schneider Millionaires Mask

Vancouver Canucks Cory Schneider Millionaires Mask

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  1. Ricky

    That is sick. Can’t wait to see the Canucks in action wearing these uniforms.

  2. Max

    Could do without the text that says “The Vancouver Millionaires” and “Hugh Lehman” but other than that this mask is great. The portraiture on the sides is amazing. Great tribute to Vancouver hockey history.

  3. Vaytch

    Did he ran out of space for the ”The” ??? Looks REALLY awkward !

  4. gary b

    love the mask. but seriously, Gunnarsson has to park the “wedding” script.
    not just on this mask, but others he’s done recently as well.
    that extra type adds nothing to the design, imho.

  5. Molly

    Could Ry K look any hotter…well, with his clothes on!!! That game will be EPIC!

  6. Rebecca Thiessen

    Not really liking the american flag on it. I feel bad for louongo, he should be playing this game, hes been on the team for much longer.

    • Rolly

      I dont think its an American flag, as much as a mimic of the jersey’s sleeves!

  7. Kr15

    Looks great, I agree though that the ‘wedding script’ has become over-used. Really looking forward to seeing those jerseys hit the ice. 🙂

  8. shenial

    if luongo starts its will be 10x better than that

  9. Ian

    I cant wait to see them wear those jerseys i want one

  10. Dawn

    This is very cool to see Hugh Lehman was my great Uncle.