Hockey Goalie Puts Taylor Swift Image On His Mask
Hockey goalie masks have evolved spectacularly since the days of the Jason Voorhees drab white shell. Country music was the inspiration for goalie Brody Hoffman of the University of Vermont. He has an image of Taylor Swift on one side of his hockey mask and Eric Church on the other.
Most college hockey players probably know who Taylor Swift is. Perhaps her sexy image distracts Hoffman's opponents in the crease? Church, however, is nowhere near as popular, but the image of him on Hoffman's mask resembles the Unabomber. Maybe that's intimidating to opposing players?
A native of Wilkie, Saskatchewan in Canada, Hoffman just completed his freshman season at Vermont. He previously played for Fort McMurray in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Hoffman was in goal this weekend as Vermont dropped its Hockey East Quarterfinal playoff series to Boston College, 2-0. He'll have three more years of minding the net for the Catamounts and endless opportunities to add to his unique goalie mask design.