EYECANDYAIR Goalie Mask Painting Featured Goalie

EYECANDYAIR was able to catch up with a member of our goalie family
Ed (DREDD) Yip from Toronto, Ontario
To do this special exclusive one-on-one interview!

ECA: What inspired you to be a goalie?
EY: "Watching Ken Dryden playing in Montreal was amazing. Then Mike Palmateer because he was a southpaw. And he would make these amazing diving/flopping saves!! It's too bad they burned him out way too early."

ECA: How old were you when you started?
EY: "Uh, Grade 6, whatever age that was. I took high school and University off, but once I had a full time job, it drew me back."

ECA: What is the highest level you have played?
EY: "I never played "real league" hockey, but I always played with the guys who played "Rep hockey" when they played shinny. At this moment, I am playing in a mix of mid level, ex- college/Junior C and a couple of guys that made it to the big show for a couple of games 25 years ago."

ECA: Did you ever have a goalie coach?
EY: "Nope, never, but if I did that would help me learn Butterfly style."

ECA: How many times a week do you play?
EY: "I am a positional & a flop goalie."

ECA: How many times a week do you play?
EY: "I play 2-3 times a week in the winter and once a week in the summer."

ECA: What are your strengths?
EY: "Positionly I am strong and I have a good glove hand."

ECA: Care to add weaknesses?
EY: "I can be lazy going down to block the puck (especially after a long day at work)."

ECA: Who is your favourite NHL goalie?
EY: "Olaf Kolzig- cool name, great community person and totally wicked screaming eagle team logo."

ECA: What type of gear are you wearing?
EY: My KISS themed goalie gear in Demon red, black & white:

What can I say, I've been KISS KRAZY ever since I was 8 years old and heard Rock and Roll all Nite!! My pride and joy are my autographed Les Paul by the original members- Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick and my pinball machine.

ECA: Do you have any game superstitions?
EY: "None, other than having my pre-game beer to help loosen up the old bones...."

ECA: Any advice to other goalies out there?
EY: "Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm living proof! Beefcake, Beefcake, BEEFCAKE- Eric Cartman (South Park)."

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Ed, that was so much fun! Thanks for taking time to chat with us and share your goaltending experiences and thoughts for all to read.
Best of luck on the ice!

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