Masked men thrilled with results

KEN WIEBE -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

Canada's men behind the mask got an early Christmas present yesterday.

Jeff Glass and Winnipeg's Rejean Beauchemin received their new Team Canada goalie masks yesterday morning and were showing them off during yesterday's practice at the Highlander Arena.

The two masks were placed in protective covers to conceal the designs, a coin toss was held and Beauchemin got the first choice, picking the mask created by 11-year-old Sarah Mizzi of Barrie, Ont.

"I called heads and they didn't let us take a look at the masks beforehand," said Beauchemin. "Basically, I chose what was behind door No. 1. It's interesting. The whole idea of the contest is really good."

Beauchemin's mask has a white base, with Hockey Canada logos on the sides and golden maple leafs under the chin.

The design on Glass' mask was created by 18-year-old Alanna La Rose of Edmonton.

"It was the luck of the draw," said Glass. "I got the black one, so I'm thrilled. It's awesome. I love my helmet. It's great and it matches my gear. I believe there is some Latin writing there at the top that means from sea to sea."

The Design-A-Mask Contest attracted more than 800 entries from across the nation.

The contest was open to Canadian residents aged 18 and under. There was a 12 and over category and an 11 and under category.


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