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.
The first mask was worn by the Montreal Maroons' Clint Benedict in 1930. He had suffered broken noses and fractured cheek bones and wanted to put an end to it.
All goalies wear masks (unless there's a distinction here between masks and helmets). In any case, the first goalie to wear a mask was Jacques Plante.
Jaques Plante Clint Benedict
1929-1930 by Montreal Maroons goalie Clint Benedict
Yes, definitely. lots of ice hockey goalies wear two cups. A regular cup jock and then a special goalie cup over top of that. Usually the size and speed of the puck or ball being shot at the net determines wether a goalie would need to wear a goalie cup. Lacrosse and ice hockey goalies wear cups but soccer goalies generally dont wear a cup
yes they do
Goalies wear the same types of shoe as every other player.
Because they are too ashamed to be sitting on the bench
About 3 inches thick of padding
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 protection 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.
Masks have been worn from ancient times. Witness Tutankhamen for instance.
Ice Hockey Goalies do not always wear their team socks under their pads (Practices usually just sweatpants) although for games they mainly do. If you are going to play Ice Hockey, you most definitely need to buy a Goalie Jock. They are padded and usually have thicker plastic for the "jock" part.
The same age you can start playing hockey.
Box lacrosse goalies do wear leg pads made of hard plastic material like a big shin guards, in field lacrosse goalies can only wear soccer style shin guards
No, there is no need for a goalkeeper to wear a cup.