Paintings – Goalie Boards 1998

HasekIn 1998 I was playing a lot of hockey, I was on two teams, running a drop in hockey on Friday nights, and playing noon hour hockey during the week…

It was only natural that I became good friends with the rink attendants. So when they cut a piece of plastic to use as a ‘shooter tutor’ (a board that attaches to the net with target holes cut out to shoot at) ‘Phil’ asked if I could draw a goalie on the front just to give it a little character.

 

It wasn’t long before one of the minor hockey coaches saw the board and came up with an idea. They were hosting a tournament and asked if I would mind painting a ‘shooter tutor’ to raffle off. Although I wasn’t involved in minor hockey anymore, I was more than happy to give back to that organization any way I could.

 

Unfortunately the uncut plywood would never fit in my car, so the only condition I asked was that they deliver it already cut. (that’s why they are all so different)

 

The ‘shooter tutor’ was such a hit that I was approached for every tournament held in town that year. I don’t know who won most of them, but I heard that at least one of them was never used as a ‘shooter tutor’, instead they turned it into a headboard for the child’s bed.

 

The funny thing is, due to the nature of hockey, and standing in front of pucks, I knew these paintings would be destroyed fairly quickly. So I didn’t worry too much about the details. Who knows, some of these may actually still be around…

Burke

Garth Snow

Garth Snow_02

 

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