Old Mask / New Mask

Finally got my new Defender mask to replace my old Sportmask. The Sportmask was second-hand, didn’t cost much and has lasted a very long time. However this new one fits better and doesn’t have all of the battle damage. It’s been a long time coming, but the weakest aspect of my goaltending gear has finally been dealt with! The Defender is a custom mask and is definitely not a thrifty bargain like the Sportmask was as it cost as much as my leg pads did, but it is a long-term commitment and I’ll definitely be getting my money’s worth out of it!

Just waiting to get my custom pants, leg pads and glove back from being repaired and refurbished and I should be good to go for a few years!

2013-2021 • Paw Blocker

My Protective Althetic Wear custom-made blocker back in 2013 when it was new, and now. Still going strong, just not as clean! The rest of my gear is at Smokey’s Skate Shop getting repaired and overhauled for the second time. Three games a week will do that. I’d get the blocker re-palmed, but that doesn’t last so long and I never really notice anyway. Wearing sport gloves in addition negates that need for me, until it gets really bad. Otherwise I’d be getting re-palmed every couple of months.