Caro is the wife of Andrew McPherson, a Canadian playing hockey in Germany’s DEL2. She’s been all over the world while her husband has played professionally but that isn’t why I asked to interview her.
Last night the Coventry Blaze took on the Belfast Giants at the SSE arena. What went from a game dominated by the Blaze in the first and second, the Belfast Giants went on to take the win.
What did catch fans attention however was the new mask, worn by Coventry Blaze netminder Kevin Nastiuk. For most of the season, Nasti has been wearing an older mask, which was customised for his previous team.
However now, he’s showing off a new white, silver and gold design showcasing the Coventry Blaze dragon logo on top. Each side features a flag. Canadian as a nod to his heritage and Great Britian on the other, no doubt as homage to the country he currently plays in. The backplate is plain as far as I could see from photos and of course his number 52 is on his chin.
It’s a beautiful mask, clean and concise and well designed. Very nice!
Photos used are from Coventry Blaze twitter, but taken by Belfast Giants photographer William Cherry.
Mike Clemente grew in Great Falls, Virginia. From a young age, he wanted to be a netminder. Growing up he idolised Ollie Kolzig, who played at the time for the Washington Capitals, Clemente’s closest NHL team growing up. It was meeting his idol at a young age that meant that Clemente pursued his love of hockey and being an netminder.