by Jason LaRose
December 18, 2013, CALGARY, Alta. (ISN) – Two winners have been announced in the Bauer and Boston Pizza Design-A-Mask contest, which for the 11th year in a row will allow the winners to see their designs worn by Canada’s National Junior Team goaltenders during the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014 in Malmö, Sweden.
In the 12-and-under category, Myriam Beaupre of Terrebonne, Que., was chosen as the best design, while Tayler Anderson of Langley, B.C., is the winner in the 13-to-18 category. More than 1,000 entries were received for the Bauer and Boston Pizza Design-A-Mask contest.
Apart from the thrill of having their designs chosen by the hockey industry’s top goaltender aficionados and worn by Canada’s netminders, Myriam and Tayler will also receive their very own duplicate, custom-painted Bauer mask, which will be autographed by members of Canada’s 2014 National Junior Team.
“I’d like to congratulate Myriam and Tayler on being chosen as this year’s winners of the Bauer and Boston Pizza Design-A-Mask contest,” said Brad Pascall, vice-president of hockey operations/national teams for Hockey Canada. “This contest gives young Canadians – whether they are players, fans or aspiring artists – the chance to be a part of Canada’s National Junior Team.”
Past winners have seen their masks worn by the likes of NHL first-overall selection Marc-André Fleury and gold-medal-winning netminders Jeff Glass, Justin Pogge, Steve Mason and Dustin Tokarski.
For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, and follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_teamcanada.