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Gerry Cheevers, the legendary Bruin’s tendy in the 1970s, was the first goalie to ever paint a goalie mask through his own “artistic lens.” For every shot that rattled off his fiberglass mask, Cheevers painted a black stitch over.
The look was just as terrifying as you would imagine, and it became commonplace amongst future generations of goalies.
Companies and manufacturers are still continually trying to modify designs to better serve goalies, both in safety, performance and comfort.
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask pounces on a loose puck against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of the second-round of the Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Boston, Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Take a walk through the goalie mask museum and watch it transform into today’s fully-shielded works of art.
Montreal Maroons goaltender Clint Benedict is said to have worn a goalie mask after taking a shot in the face.
Eye injuries to Gerry Dejardins and Bernie Parent accelerated the transition for goalies to use more protective masks.While fiberglass masks were groundbreaking at the time, their gradual rise in popularity exposed several key faults in their design.By the late 1970s, Valdislav Tretiak, a notorious Russian tendy, donned the first ever helmet-cage hybrid style mask.This was a fiberglass mask that covered his entire face.He ultimately won the game, but was largely considered a coward by hockey purists at the time.
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Goalies across the league gradually began to prefer this option.