Here’s a sneak peek at the mask that Canadiens goalie Carey Price will wear for his team’s March 26 Bell Centre game against the Washington Capitals.
The mask was designed by Quebecer Alain Dubois as part of a Clorox Co. promotion labelled Blanchissage – to whitewash is the translation, a double entendre for a shutout and the aim of the company’s bleach. Clorox has been a Canadiens partner for the past two seasons.
The contest invited residents of the province to come up with a scheme for Price’s mask to be worn for the one game. The goalie’s longtime mask designer/artist, David Arrigo, currently is doing the work in his Toronto studio. He’ll give Price his mask at the Bell Centre on the morning of the game, and Dubois will meet Price and Arrigo postgame and be presented with the mask to keep. Almost 2,400 design entries were submitted, with a judging panel choosing three finalists. An eight-day vote then saw more than 34,000 ballots cast, with Dubois’s design winning by 15 votes.
Price is delighted with it, saying he’s impressed by the tribute to Canadiens fans while expressing thanks for their support.
Some 2,400 designs were submitted for Clorox contest.