CALGARY, Alta. – For the 11th year, goalie masks designed by young Canadians will be front and centre at the IIHF World Junior Championship thanks to the Bauer and Boston Pizza Design-A-Mask contest. Two winners will be chosen, one in the 12-and-under category and one in the 13-to-18 category.
The masks designed by the winners will be worn by Canada’s National Junior Team goaltenders during the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014 in Malmö, Sweden.
The contest is open until Sunday, Nov. 3. All designs must include the Hockey Canada logo and have a Team Canada theme. Completed entries can be mailed to Hockey Canada. The entry form can be downloaded by clicking HERE, or by visiting www.hockeycanada.ca/dam. In addition, participating Boston Pizza restaurants will have placemat entry forms, which can be submitted at the restaurant.
Apart from the thrill of having their designs chosen by the hockey industry’s top goaltender aficionados and worn by Canada’s netminders, the two winners will also receive their very own duplicate, custom-painted mask, which will be autographed by members of Canada’s National Junior Team.
In addition, both winners will receive a trip for two to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in early December, or two tickets to a game at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto, Ont., and Montreal, Que., along with a $100 Boston Pizza gift card and a Team Canada jersey.
Past winners have seen their masks worn by the likes of NHL first-overall selection Marc-André Fleury and gold medal-winning goaltenders Jeff Glass, Justin Pogge, Steve Mason and Dustin Tokarski.
“It is always a thrill for our goaltenders to wear the designs of our fans at the World Juniors,” said Brad Pascall, vice-president of hockey operations/national teams for Hockey Canada. “We’re very excited that Bauer and Boston Pizza have partnered again this year to grow this contest and get even more young Canadians involved.”
For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada, and www.twitter.com/hc_men.