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Roy Mask front and right side (Photo: Patricia Teter. All Rights Reserved.)Olivier Roy: 2013-14

Every season I eagerly look forward to seeing the new OKC Barons goaltender masks. There is always a nice mix of team logos and personal details specific to all of the goaltenders, and it is fascinating to see how the various goalie mask artists solve the team and personal prerequisites. Some players will participate a great deal in the designs while others allow the artist to present a design for their approval. This season Olivier Roy told me that he added very little input to David Arrigo’s design except for his personalized backplate which he carries over to each mask.

Last season Arrigo designed Roy’s brilliant overall silver “riveted metal” mask, and this season Arrigo’s design takes on the Oilers “Oil Drop” logo theme. The mask design utilizes the Oilers – Barons blue oil derrick with both the Oilers and OKC Barons “Oil Drop” logos in various tones of gold and yellow against a white backdrop. It is interesting to contrast Roy’s new mask with Richard Bachman’s new mask, designed by David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, which also utilizes the oil derrick design and Oil Drop logos, but in a much more colorful old school design. Arrigo’s design on Roy’s mask is much cleaner and streamlined, and from a fan’s perspective sitting in the stands it is readily apparent which of the two goalies is on the ice at any given moment.

Olivier Roy’s 2013-14 Mask:

Front, Top and Chin: An oil derrick rises from the center chin where it integrates a blue “Oil Drop” logo, up to the top of the mask where it spews oil in the form of team logos and splotched oil on the white background. The large drops of “oil” illustrate the Oilers and OKC Barons “Oil Drop” logos falling to both the left and right sides of the mask.

Olivier Roy Mask front and left side. (Photo: Patricia Teter. All Rights Reserved.)

Left Side — OKC Barons: OKC Barons “Oil Drop” logos fall to the left side of the mask, and “pool” at the bottom forming the name “BARONS” along the bottom of the mask.

Olivier Roy Mask left. (Photo: Patricia Teter. All Rights Reserved.)

Right Side — Edmonton Oilers: Edmonton Oilers “Oil Drop” logos fall to the right side of the mask, “pooling” to form the name “OILERS” along the bottom of the mask.

Olivier Roy Mask right. (Photo: Patricia Teter. All Rights Reserved.)

Backplate – Roy: The blackplate elements carry over from Roy’s previous masks. The initials represent family members and his girlfriend, and the cross is in memory of his grandmother. In the middle is the flag of Quebec, representing his home province, and to the left is the “KP” sticker honoring Roy’s OKC Barons’ teammate Kristians Pelss who died earlier this summer.

Olivier Roy Mask backplate. (Photo: Patricia Teter. All Rights Reserved.)

Olivier Roy’s 2013-14 OKC Barons Mask Photos (Click to enlarge photos):

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