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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 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.

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