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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.

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Q: When was the Goalie Mask Invented?
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WHEN and WHERE was the goalie mask invented?

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

Who invented the hockey goalie cage?

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

Who invented the goalie mask?

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.

Will tattoo places who paint a goalie mask put a special coat on the goalie mask for the design to last when you use it?

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What did Jacque Plante invent?

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Where can goalie masks be purchased from?

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.

Who were female athletes from 1920?

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

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What invention did Jacques planteq make?

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What is the main purpose of a goalie mask?

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.

Who invented modern goalie pads?

Emil Kenesky.

Who was the goalie with stiches on his mask?

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Who invented the gas mask?

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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.

When where and who invented the gas mask?

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

How long did it take to make Jacques Plante's goalie mask?

9 years and two months