CALGARY, Alta. – For the 12th year, goalie masks designed by young Canadians will be front and centre at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship thanks to the Boston Pizza and Bauer Design-A-Mask contest. Two winners will be selected, 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 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015 in Toronto, Ont., and Montreal, Que.
The contest is open until Monday, Oct. 27. 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/colouring sheets, which can be designed and 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 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 Scott Salmond, 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 get young Canadian artists and hockey fans involved.”
For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca and www.hockeycanada.ca/2015juniors, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.facebook.com/worldjuniors, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hc_men and www.twitter.com/hc_wjc.
Visit www.bostonpizza.com to find a location near you.