Modern Day Goalie Mask

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  1. Fedz

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    We all know the first to wear the mask, but who was the first to wear the modern day mask?
     
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    That's a tough one. I would have guessed either Chico Resch or Gilles Meloche, but according to this site it's the brother of Ken Dryden that created the modern day mask...

    http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Hockey/English/Pregame/Evolution/goaltender.html

    Here's a link showing Dave wearing the mask in 1978 while playing with the Edmonton Oilers

    http://www.goaliesarchive.com/oilers/dryden.html
     
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  4. The first goalie I remember having a cage over the eyes was Tony Esposito, so his mask could be considered a primitive version of the current version.

    I would guess that Tim Thomas is the first and only to wear whatever that is that he wears.
     
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    It's kind of weird that Grant Fuhr was wearing the Jason type mask well into the 80s. Goalie masks have really standardized over the past 15 years or so as almost everyone has the one piece mask, cage combo.
     
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    The name that originally came to mind for myself was Tretiak during the 1972 Summit Series, although I am sure that he would have worn the mask before then as well.
     
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    That's a helmet-cage design, not a mask/cage combo.
     
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    I know I am going to sound like a complete idiot but what is the difference between the helmet-cage and the mask-cage designs. I have never been a goaltender so I don't know how the two differ. Thanks.
     
  9. Helmet with cage: http://www.midwestskate.com/Hockey/images/Tour_Helmet.jpg

    Hybrid Mask with cage: http://www.fpsports.org/images/goalie%20mask.jpg

    This page outlines them very well: http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kazlaaz.com/goalies/equipment/mask_catseye01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kazlaaz.com/goalies/equipment/mask.html&h=71&w=90&sz=7&tbnid=6YTObxwoP1gHmM:&tbnh=58&tbnw=74&hl=en&start=3&prev=/images%3Fq%3DHybrid%2BGoalie%2Bmask%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG

    The current mask is a hybrid, because it took the cage idea and added it to the traditional goalie mask:
     
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    I want to use a helmet/cage type set up. But for some reason I dont think my high school would allow me too.
     
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