A Look at Pheonix Copley’s New Bucket


Graphic: DaveArt

Hershey Bears’ goaltender Pheonix Copley and hockey mask artist David Gunnarsson have once again collaborated to create a new state-of-art mask for Pheonix. Gunnarsson released photos and video of the new creation on his social media account on Tuesday. 

Gunnarsson posted a photo, video and the following note on his Instagram page early Tuesday afternoon:

It was so exciting to airbrush paint and create Pheonix Copley’s latest Hershey Bears mask👊🏻🐻. As the true Storyteller design it is📕, the candycanes on the chin is a postcard from Pheonix’s origin of Alaska🍭. I also created sketch drawings on the chin with bears in the Alaska nature⛰. The rest of the design is a wild and raw and rough Hershey Bears design, totally scratched by the claws of a bear🐻😱… And for sure all the DaveArt Trademark Super FX is here.

Video

Gunnarsson, who has been the Capitals and Bears primary goalie mask artist for a number of years now, continues to innovate with Copley’s new bucket, including the incorporation of his new Super FX paint scheme.

The new mask features a large three-dimensional Bears paw on the top, large “HB” logos on each side, as well as includes Copley’s traditional candy canes on the front, that is included on all of Copley’s masks as a tribute to his hometown of North Pole, Alaska.

Copley has been wearing the new mask since the Outdoor Classic.

Related reading:
A Closer Look at Braden Holtby’s Hockey Fights Cancer mask.
Philipp Grubauer’s latest Bucket is a Beauty
Vitek Vanecek Gets a New Mask From Dave Gunnarsson
Meet the Man Behind the Capitals Goalie Masks: Catching Up with David Gunnarsson

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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