Friday, 14 July 2017

Newly-Painted Huskies

Being one of the people on the play-by-play broadcasts for the University of Manitoba Bisons women's hockey team means I don't spend a lot of time giving players from other teams in the Canada West Conference a lot of credit while on the air unless they do something rather spectacular. That's not to say that we in the booth don't discuss stuff off the air and marvel at the talents of the Bisons' opposition. We do that - a lot, in fact - but we simply don't do it on the air. Because of this, I rarely get a chance to make mention of the helmet designs employed by some of the netminders in the conference which are rather incredible!

The Saskatchewan Huskies will have Jasey Rae Book and Jessica Vance tending to their nets this season, and both will have brand-new paint jobs with which they can wow fans. Vance, who is a former Bisons redshirt, wore a white mask while with the University of Manitoba. She'll dazzle in the nets this season with her new paint job. Have a look at these designs with the hidden reflective messages painted into the designs.
Both masks were designed and painted by Schinny Designs in Lethbridge, Alberta. The company has done a lot of work with goaltenders in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, but notably has worked with University of Saskatchewan men's goaltender Jordon Cooke and Mount Royal University Cougars women's netminder Jessica Ross from the CWUAA. As of right now, Schinny Designs is warranty-certified by both Bauer and Protechsport masks, so you shouldn't have to worry about your Bauer or Protechsport mask if you send it to them. Needless to say, both Book and Vance will look pretty sharp this upcoming season!

If you have a mask you want to see painted, please contact Schinny Designs and be sure to read the FAQ. There are things the company and cannot do when it comes to one's mask, so be sure you know what you're doing. And while Schinny Designs may be able to make you look good on the ice, you'll still have to put in the work to look good on the ice!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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