Ice Hockey

Who invented the goalie mask?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-11-29 23:52:13
2009-11-29 23:52:13

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.


Related Questions

i don't know when and where. however, it was invented by Jacques plante, and you can wiki him up.

Jacques Plante was the first goaltender to create and use a practical mask in 1959.

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.

There have been many great inventions that have come from Canada. Some include the walkie-talkie, pager, snow blower, Blackberry, and goalie mask.

Jason Voorhees wears a goalie mask.

Jaques Plante Clint Benedict

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 the 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.

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.

Elizabeth Graham-The first goalie to wearing a goalie's mask.

gerry cheevers while playing for the Boston bruins.he added stitches every time his mask was hit with a puck.

garret Morgan invented the gas mask as well as the traffic signal

Garett Morgan invented the gas mask. I'm not sure when and where, though. By SkyQueen1234 Garrett Moragan invented the gas mask in in 1914 and never used it until 1916. and i don't know where Mr.Morgan invented the gas mask ! BY :FREASHCHICK123

Fibreglass Canada worked with Canadiens Goalie Jaques Plante to develop the first-ever hockey goalie mask in 1960. Montreal Candiens goalie Jacques Plante 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.

The catcher's mask was invented in the mid 1870s by a player on the Harvard baseball team. Click on the 'Invention of the Catcher's Mask' link on this page to read an article about that Harvard team and the catcher that invented the mask.

In Friday the 13th part 3 Jason attacks a kid with a goalie mask... the kid was going to use the mask to scare a girl he liked. Later the kid was found dead.

you invented the venetian masks

Roller Blades Street goalie pads (make sure you have hockey sucks underneath) Hockey Pants and Can Hockey Chest Chear or "Monkey" Suit Gloves (Catcher & Blocker) Goalie Stick Jersey Mask (Goalie) That is all the standard items. Others that are optional and worn by some goalie include neck guards.

Technically every NHL goalie designs his own to best fit his need for comfort, visibility, and style. That's why you see some goalies like Dominik Hasek who have very unique goalie masks. The outside design of the goalie mask is purely aesthetic and is often times picked specifically depending upon the match being played. Important dates in team history may effect the outside design of the mask/helmet but some goalies just like their helmet to be flashy and have an artistic design on the outside.

Between $1000 - $3500.00, depends on the team and the wear

The first oxygen mask was invented by a gentleman by the name of Lewis Haslett in 1847. The device protected the lungs and was actually more like a gas mask at that time.

The Last goalie in the NHL to play without a mask was Andy Brown of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brown played his last NHL game on April 7, 1974 in a 6-3 lost to the Atlanta Flames. However, Brown played for three more years in the WHA, all without a mask, before retiring in 1977.

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.