Field Hockey Canada > Olympic Preview: Carter to debut Olympic themed mask in Rio

Canadian Olympic goalkeeper David Carter will be debuting a new Olympic-themed goalie mask at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The mask, designed in conjunction with Ian Johnson of Excalibur Airbrushing, pays homage to the six previous men’s field hockey teams that have competed at the Olympic Games and this year’s team competing in Rio.

The prominent features of the mask include a large maple leaf on each side, with a different designs within them.

Etched into a maple leaf on one side is a special tribute to the Rio Games: the “Christ the Redeemer” statue that stands high above Rio de Janeiro, where Carter will officially become an Olympian for the first time.

The other side features parts of the Vancouver’s iconic skyline including B.C. Place, Science World, and the Harbour Tower.

Also part of the design are the seven years that Canada’s men have competed at the Olympic Games. These years are painted in gold.

The top of the mask features a “Red Caribou” head, referencing the Men’s National Team self-proclaimed team moniker, while on the chin is Carter’s number 30.

Finally, on the back of the mask is Field Hockey Canada’s logo and the word “Carter.”

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