Cory Schneider’s Vancouver Millionaires mask
The Vancouver Canucks will wear replica jerseys of the 1915 Vancouver Millionaires for a home game against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday March 16. Cory Schneider had a new mask commissioned to go with the Millionaires jersey. Schneider went to mask artist extraordinaire Dave Gunnarsson for the design, which features a mix of retro and native art themes.
Here is what Dave Gunnarsson wrote on his website with the announcement of the new Vancouver Millionaires mask:
It’s with a great pleasure and honor I present Cory Schneider’s Vancouver Millionaires mask. The mask is custom made for the Vancouver’s Millionaires uniform.
It was so exciting to create this one for your Cory, truly special. I love to be your painter :-)
On a distance it’s an old school classic styled design with the stripes in focus with the beautiful logo on the top, all created in maroon and cream colors.
Then the closer you come the more details you will discover, and the design transforms in front of your eyes to a tribute to the fantastic Millionaires team. On the left side is a tribute to the legendary Millionaire goalie Hughie Lehman, and on the other side is the whole team in old school vintage style.
And not only that, the mask is also a tribute to the fantastic native art of Canada. I just love that art style. Just as on Cory’s previous Canucks mask I incorporated orcas in Canadian native art style, and they continue on this mask.
Thanks Cory for let me be a little part of this amazing project and have the pleasure to create this design for you.
Photo: Dave Gunnarsson