Have a spare hour?

If you haven't checked out Itech's goalie mask galleries (under Goalies in the banner link), it's worth your time to do so. Tons of pictures from goalies mask past and present. One could easily spend an hour there.

Here are some highlights among the five:

Pro Gallery: See if you can find Sean Burke's mask when he was with the Hartford Whalers. Remember Ron Hextall? His Quebec Nordiques mask is there, too. So is Miikka (not Mikko, as it's spelled on the site) Kiprusoff's San Jose mask.

Frank Cipra: An Itech goalie mask artist, he shares the thought process that went into the creation of a player's mask. In this case, it's Rick DiPietro of the Islanders.

Custom Painter Gallery: You might want to visit these galleries -- Designair.net, out of West Babylon, N.Y., and Hart Designs, out of Terrace. B.C., Canada. Good stuff.

International Gallery: Cujo fans -- all three of them -- might get a kick out of Joseph's old Team Canada mask. Check out former Edmonton goalie Tommy Salo's mask when he played for Modo of the Swedish Elite League.

Celebrity Gallery: You'll get seven views of a Patrick Roy Hall of Fame mask painted by Mike Hart, of Hart Designs. Other celebs include The Rolling Stones and Wayne Gretzky.

College Gallery: School pride is evident in masks for Boston University, Merrimack College and the University of New Hampshire.

There's even a link to a "Pimp My Mask" contest.



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