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Isles Goalies Flaunt New Gear | October
Traditionally, in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many NHL players incorporate pink stick tape, gloves, et cetera, into their uniform to raise awareness of the cause.
Islanders netminder Rick DiPietro showed off a new set of pink goalie pads, and a corresponding pink glove and blocker pad set.
He noted: “This whole month is breast cancer awareness month, and my wife’s aunt actually passed away from breast cancer so it’s something that we wanted to do, Bauer’s done a great job accommodating me. [...] I also wear the ribbon on my mask."
Dwayne Roloson, although only decking out his goalie stick in pink, is sporting a brand-new mask; it’s predominantly orange, with a big Islanders logo in front, pictures of past Islander goalies on the sides, and “ROLI” etched across the chin.