Flames goalie Reto Berra shows off new mask

Flames goalie Reto Berra shows off his newly painted mask during practice Tuesday in Calgary....

Flames goalie Reto Berra shows off his newly painted mask during practice Tuesday in Calgary. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency)

JAMES EMERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:56 PM ET

CALGARY - Reto Berra has an affinity for feathers.

And since moving to Cowtown to tend the twine for the Calgary Flames, you can add rodeo, horses and cowboys to the mix, too.

The 26-year-old goaltender unveiled his new Bauer mask this week that features a bull being pursued by a lasso-wielding cowboy on one side of the dark-red lid, with Calgary’s skyline and the Saddledome fixated above.

Four white feathers with red tips also weave behind the No. 29 painted on the chin.

“The first time I was here was at development camp, we went to the Stampede,” Berra explained when asked about his new mask. “I wanted something for the city of Calgary. I thought it was a great idea. I wanted something rodeo from when I was here my first time. We don’t have it in Switzerland. We don’t have cowboys at all.”

It started with just a bull, but Berra wanted more.

“I said I wanted the cowboy with a horse trying to catch the thing,” Berra said.

And as for the feathers?


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