CALGARY, Alta. – Two winners have been announced in the Bauer Design-A-Mask contest, which for the seventh year in a row will allow the winners to see their designs worn by Canada’s National Junior Team goaltenders during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, December 26 to January 5 in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask.
In the 12-and-Under category, Michael Piggot of Dartmouth, N.S., was chosen as the best design, while Dustin Holden of Fertile, Sask., is the winner in the 13-to-18 category. Close to 1,000 entries were received for the Bauer Design-A-Mask contest.
Apart from the thrill of having their designs chosen by the hockey industry’s top goaltender aficionados and worn by Canada’s netminders, Michael and Dustin will also receive their very own duplicate, custom-painted Bauer mask, which will be autographed by members of Canada’s National Junior Team.
“I’d like to congratulate Michael and Dustin on having their designs chosen,” said Brad Pascall, senior director of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. “Whether they are players, fans or aspiring artists, the Bauer Design-A-Mask contest gives young Canadians the chance to be a part of Canada’s National Junior Team as it goes for gold.”
Past winners have seen their masks worn by the likes of NHL first-overall selection Marc-André Fleury and gold-medal-winning netminders Jeff Glass, Justin Pogge, Steve Mason and Dustin Tokarski.