Intimidating hockey masks

24-Aug-2019 10:42 by 5 Comments

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An oldie but a goodie from The Hockey Writers Archives, put together by Editor-in-Chief Bruce Hollingdrake and published Aug. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and enjoy some of the best goaltending facial wear in the history of the National Hockey League.

40-odd years later, goalie mask design has reached a new level of artistry and personal expression for netminders.

At the 1936 Winter Olympics, Teiji Honma wore a crude mask, similar to the one worn by baseball catchers.

The mask was made of leather, and had a wire cage which protected the face, as well as Honma's large circular glasses.

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Today modern hockey goaltenders wear masks that serve the same purpose.

Many of these masks embody the personalities of the players wearing them or the teams they represent.

Masks have been popular in all forms of entertainment since... They were one of the first, if not the very first, tools used by humans for storytelling and spectacle.

All across the world, nearly every culture uses some kind of masks to dramatize a situation, be it around a campfire, on a stage, or used in protest.

In film, to add that extra element of mystery and evil, some of the baddest, meanest villains of all time have worn masks.

Also Ranked #11 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time #2 on The Best Movie Villains of All Time #1 on Vader to Binks: Best to Worst Star Wars Characters #50 on The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes Franchise Hiding his deformed face behind a hockey mask was what started this iconic character's reign of terror.

He was tortured as a kid (and presumably was a kid who liked hockey) and then swore to kill all those who came back to Camp Crystal Lake.

This mask later evolved into a helmet/cage combination, and single piece full fiberglass mask.