Look on a bench during a game. Every player has the same color helmets, sweaters, socks. The only exception: the goalie’s helmet. It’s the one spot you’ll see any artistic flair on players’ equipment.
So I spent the season photographing the details on the helmets of various goalies pairing it with tight portraits of their eyes.
Boston Pride: Brittany Ott
Favorite part: The color in the eye of the lion.
New York Riveters: Katie Fitzgerald
Significance: “So, it’s kind of a family tie. It’s kind of cool because I had Snoopy stickers on my goalie helmet when I was ten, and to have him back with me felt fitting.”
Buffalo Beauts: Brianne McLaughlin
Favorite part: The pin-up girl.
Les Candiennes de Montreal: Charline Labonté
Significance: The hand represents breaking the glass ceiling in hockey.
Boston Blades: Lauren Dahm
Favorite part: The yellow striping detail.
Toronto Furies: Christina Kessler
Significance: King Kong scaling the CN Tower is a nod to Kessler’s hometown of Toronto and her Human Evolutionary Biology studies at Harvard University.
Special guest: Boston Blades GM Krista Patronick
Significance: Ran the 2013 Boston Marathon.