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Weiman’s New DEL Mask as Europe Pro Camps Open

Weiman’s New DEL Mask as Europe Pro Camps Open

Tyler Weiman 2013-14 DEL Mask top leftIt’s August, which means professional goaltenders are already back to work as training camps open in Europe.

It also means it’s time to debut some of the new masks those goalies will be wearing this season.

First up is the new lid for Tyler Weiman, the former Colorado Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks goaltender now stopping pucks professionally in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the top level in Germany. Painted by Montreal artist David Leroux of Diel Airbrush, Weiman’s mask for the 2013-14 season plays heavily on the logo for his Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers, with an artistic blend of formal logos on the sides and a real-life interpretation on the Ice Tiger forehead. Weiman’s new mask also features flags on either side of his No.30 on the chin, and silhouettes of buildings on either side below the team logo, and above a old stone wall.

Making sure the team is well represented on the mask can be important when playing overseas. That was one of the many things Weiman detailed as part of InGoal Magazine’s series on playing overseas, which included a detailed article on some of the equipment challenges that come with playing overseas, often including all those sponsor stickers glued onto the pads and gloves.

As for the part about getting back to work so soon, it was among the many things learned from last season’s series with Weiman, who explained some of the nuances of surviving training camps that last a month and a half, usually with two practices per day, and often in stifling summer heat, including at an outdoor arena that included fans smoking at the edge of the rink with his team two seasons ago.

Be sure to read Weiman’s articles from the links above, and in the meantime enjoy these photos of his new mask for the 2013-14 season, courtesy of Montreal artist David Leroux of Diel Airbrush:

Tyler Weiman 2013-14 DEL Mask left side

Tyler Weiman 2013-14 DEL Mask top left angled

Tyler Weiman 2013-14 DEL Mask top left

Tyler Weiman 2013-14 DEL Mask right

Tyler Weiman 2013-14 DEL Mask forehead

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.

2 Comments

  1. Ian Wotherspoon

    It never ceases to amaze me how good some of these Airbrush Artists are. David Leroux has done an excellent job on Weiman’s mask. One of the things I like to do when I look at these “works of art” is to see how much I can find in it and there are many different things on this mask. You do amazing work David and I’m sure you are kept very busy.

    Kevin, is there any way that you could include a phot of the back plate because I know many of the goalies love to put something special on it. Just a thot

    Keep up the amazing work that you are all doing at InGOAL. With each issue of InGOAL there are more and more articles that are not only interesting to read but so much can help the goalies who are playing today. I sure wish there was something like this back in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s as many of your article sure could’ve helped guys like me who were having to learn as we went along. I’m only happy to see all of what has transpired in the past 5 years as finally, it looks like goalies are going to get the instruction they so well deserve.

    Keep up the awesome job you all do at INGOAL.

    • Brigitte

      You can see the backplate at facebook. Go to tyler weiman fanpage and search the timeline. There it is ….