Winnipeg Jets Goalie Unveils IRON MAIDEN-Inspired Mask

Chris Mason, the goalie for the Winnipeg Jets ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has unveiled his new mask featuring a tribute to British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN in the shape of the band's mascot Eddie. The mask was designed by Steve Nash of Eyecandyair, who also slapped Mason's No. 50 on the wings of a plan on the front of the mask.

The IRON MAIDEN Eddie in question appeared on the "Aces High" album cover, and was originally created by artist Derek Riggs, an artist that inspired Steve Nash throughout his own career.

Mason spoke with InGoal Magazine about his new mask, saying, "We went back and forth, lots of phone calls, and I sent Steve some sketches and he did some art and sent him back and we mulled over a bunch of different ideas, and then he came up with the IRON MAIDEN Eddie in the old fighter jet and I thought it was perfect and I loved the image and thought that was really appropriate for the Jets.

"I'm a fan of a few songs and 'Aces High' is one song I really like too, so it's kind of perfect I like the song and the artwork for the single was this Eddie in a plane."

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