Shots on Goal: Goalie Mask Photos-John Curry and Brad Thiessen, Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
During the recent game between the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and Lowell Devils I had a chance to get some detailed shots of the Penguins’ goalie masks.
John Curry’s mask was created by Ray Bishop. You can view more of Ray’s work at Bishop Custom Designs.
Curry (20-16-0) is currently in his third season with the Penguins and has been called up to the parent club, Pittsburgh Penguins, twice this year due to injuries to Marc-Andre Fleury. Prior to turning pro, Curry spent his college career at Boston University where he was ranked fourth in the nation with a 2.01 goals against average, sixth with a .928 save percentage, ninth with 2,154 minutes played, and first with seven shutouts.
I’m not sure who did the artwork on Thiessen’s mask – UPDATE: artwork by Stephane Bergeron of La Griffe Originale, so if any of our readers know who the artist is, please drop us a line in the comment section at the end of the post. Thanks Steph!
Thiessen (6-9-1) is in his first season with WBS Penguins. He came to the Penguins after his Junior year at Northeastern University where he had a 25-12-4 record, 2.11 GAA, 3 shutouts, and a .931 save percentage. He was the 2008–09 Hockey East Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
I had the opportunity last season to shoot one of Thiessen’s games when he was still with the Northeastern Huskies. If you’re interested in viewing the pictures just click on thelink.