Who invented the first hockey goalie mask?

Answer Bill Burchmore, a sales and promotional manager with a Canadian fiberglass company, invented and designed the first hockey goalie mask. The mask was first worn by Jacques Plante of the Montreal Can... Read More »

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When was the new goalie mask invented for hockey?

Today's goalie masks were created in the early 1970s by Dave Dryden. Dave was the older brother of legendary Montreal Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden. The elder Dryden cut out the middle of a fiber... Read More »

Who invented hockey goalie pads?

The first hockey goalie pads were cricket pads worn during the 1890s. George Merritt of the Winnipeg Victorias popularized the pads by wearing them in the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1896. Actual goali... Read More »

Who invented the goalie mask?

Professional Canadian ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante created, designed and began wearing a fiberglass goalie mask during professional practices because of a previous head injury. His coach, ... Read More »

Who was the first goalie in the nhl to wear a mask in a game?

The first goaltender to wear a mask in a National Hockey League game was Clint Benedict. Playing for the Montreal Maroons on Jan. 7, 1930, he was badly injured on a shot by Howie Morenz of the cros... Read More »