We're already ready for the CWHL schedule to come out and for the puck to drop on the league's 11th season, but now we have even more of a reason to look forward CWHL hockey.
Noora Räty, a goaltender for the Finnish national team and member of Chinese expansion team Kunlun Red Star, recently got a new mask to go with her new team and it is incredible.
"Who needs diamonds when you can have a new mask for 28th birthday and 1-year anniversary" - @karelpopper Another proof I got myself a keeper! He designed and surprised me with a new custom paint mask for China. Also, thank you @vicedesign for an amazing paint job! The best present a goalie could ever get, this is the kind of diamond I like !#Goalienation #Onlygoalieswillunderstand #butter #Hockey #Kunlun #China #CWHL #Goalies #womenshockey
The mask was designed by her boyfriend and incorporates elements like Finland and China's flags, the Red Star logo, and minions (one of Räty's favorite things).
Here are some of the photos from her Instagram post of the new mask:
UPDATE: Räty teased on Twitter that she wasn't just getting a new mask, but new pads, too. We didn't have to wait long before she posted the new gear on her Instagram story.
Just wait 'till you see the complete set!— Noora Räty (@Nooraty41) August 8, 2017