How a Brilliant Mask Made a Backup Goalie a Hobby Favorite


Every few years on Halloween night, Gary Bromley walks down to his basement and grabs a special mask he wears to greet trick-or-treaters. Sounds pretty normal, right? Plenty of adults dress up to hand out the candy … but few can generate scares simply by donning some old work gear. Bromley, a retired NHL goalie, puts on a replica of the beloved skull mask he sported with the Vancouver Canucks in the 1980s. His nickname, “Bones,” inspired the scary fiberglass creation from renowned artist and mask maker Greg Harrison. A few years ago, as Bromley’s wife, Bonnie, handed out candy,…

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