His 3813 - Fife - History of The Goalie Mask

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Introduction

On November 1st, 1959 Jacque Plante introduced the first goalie mask in the NHL. At the 50th anniversary, the goalie mask is more then a protective piece of equipment. The mask is used as a way for a goalie to express themselves, reflect popular culture, and intimdate their opponents. The creation of the goalie mask has lead to the development of a new industry for designing masks. You will see that the goaltender mask has evolved as the game has evolved.