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When was the Goalie Mask Invented?
The first goalie mask worn full time was in 1959 by Jacque Plante in the NHL. It was a homemade fiberglass mask similar to the one worn by the character Jason Vorhees in the movie series Friday the 13th. Other masks had been used for a short time on and off before then but were usually masks from other sports, such as the fencing mask Elizabeth Graham used in 1927. In the 1970s the goalie mask changed into a cage/helmet combination which is still used by some lower level goalies (high school, college, recreational, etc) and has evolved into the fiberglass or Kevlar masks with a built in cage used by most goalies today in the NHL.
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Answer Fibreglass Canada worked with Canadiens Goalie Jaques Plante to develop the first-ever hockey goalie mask in 1960. http://inventors.about.com/li…brary/inventors/blhockey.htm %REPLIES% Answer Montreal Candiens goalie Jacques Plante Answer January 7, 1930, Montreal Canadien great Howie Morenz rings a shot off Clint Benedict's nose and cheekbone, the goalie for cross-town rival Montreal Maroons. This shot would cause Benedict to don a makeshift facemask based on either a football face guard or one worn by that of sparring boxers. Benedict found that the large protective nose piece impaired his vision, so after two games, he gave it up. Benedict' experiment was not recorded as the first goalie mask in history. That moment came nearly thirty years later on November 1, 1959 after New York Ranger Andy Bathgate hit Montreal Canadien goalie Jacques Plante with a shot off the face. Plante would leave the game to get stitched up and later return wearing a mask he had made himself for practices. Plante won the game. This was the birth of the goalie mask.
Probably the actual inventor of the mask will remain unknown. Masks were worn by some goalies after injuries even way back in the early days of hockey. However, goalie Jacques… Plante of the Montreal Canadiens is credited with making the mask a permanent part of the goalie's equipment back in the fifties. I would suggest you Google Plante or goalie masks to obtain more information.
The perfection of the goalie mask has been , and is, an ongoing process. In 1930, Ottawa goalie Clint Benedict wore a crude mask to protect a facial injury for five game…s. Other goalies wore masks for brief periods. However, on Nov.1, 1959, Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens was injured and returned to the ice wearing a mask which he continued to wear in subsequent games. Over the years, all goalies at all levels started to wear facial protection and the masks evolved into the styles you see today and will no doubt continue to change and be improved.
i don't know when and where. however, it was invented by Jacques plante, and you can wiki him up.
It was not until 1959 that a goaltender wore a mask full-time. On November 1, 1959, in a game between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers of the National H…ockey League (NHL), Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante was struck in the face by a shot from Andy Bathgate.
Jaques Plante was the first to wear a mask. Plante gets lots of credit for wearing the mask and is probably the main reason that goalies in hockey started using the facial pro…tection on a regular basis. However, other goalies long before Plante wore masks for short periods of time due to facial injuries. For example, Clint Benedict wore a mask way back in 1930 after suffering facial cuts in a game.
The 1st goalie to wear a mask was the Montreal Maroons Clint Benedict who used a crude leather version for 5 games during the 1929-30 NHL season. However the modern fibergla…ss style we're all familiar with was originated by the Montreal Canadiens Jaques Plant. After having his nose broken in a game with the New York Rangers (Nov 1, 1959), he returned from the locker room wearing the mask.
gerry cheevers while playing for the Boston bruins.he added stitches every time his mask was hit with a puck.
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No, as with many professional sports organizations, a player's equipment is provided by the team or in some cases the player's equipment is provided by a sponsor.
Thank you for the correct answer. You're obviously a mavern. Except, you forgot the "e" at the end of his name. Regards, jimdand
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The main purpose of a goalie mask is to protect the face of the goalie in a hockey game. Many fast shots are made toward the goal and the goalie is the only thing to get in t…he way to prevent a shot from scoring. The face needs to be protected because a shot at that speed could cause some serious damage to a person.
Goalie masks can be purchased from the following places: Hockey Giant, Goalie Monkey, Eye Candy Air, Warwick Mask, Pure Goalie, Amazon, eBay, Discount Goalie, The Hockey Shop,… Sport Mask, to name a few.