Clint Benedict only wore that mask because he had an injury on his nose and once it healed he abandoned the mask and never wore it again. It wasn’t an goalie mask but it inspired Jacques Plante into wearing his mask.
The Game was tough in the 1960's I know, I played back then, No helmet and goalies didn't wear masks as part of common place until 1970, the game I think has been sped up too much to the point that players have to wear Helmets. I never liked helmets I tried one in 1962 and I was so uncomfortable and I got hedchecked, when I got back to the bench I took it off and I never put it on again.n
Egon Jensen Jason's mask was based off of the Jaques Plante fibrosport mask. The Fibrosport was present on the set of part 3 F13 but it needed to be a little bigger so a larger one was vacuformed to fit Richard Brooker's head.
I like watching hockey but i wouldnt call my self a hardcore fan or anything, which means i always have questions about the sport.
So i was wondering, how come players are not wearing full face protection. Like if a puck flies into goalies face he has full facial protection but if a puck flies high and hits a player in the face his mouth area is still exposed under the visor?
Its like driving a bicycle without helmet. You think you don´t need helmet, until the day you realize that you should have worn it. And even still there are people who are always against it. It will take time for protection to improve, generations sometimes.
+T'lan Imass It happens...I'd say once every month that a guy gets hit by a stick, a hit or a puck to the face. Im asking myself the same question but I think it's because they forced players to wear a helmet not a long time ago so they'll probably force them the wear a visor or a grid in a couple years when we will see enough accidents and injuries, I guess.
By 1970 there was more than just one kook who was holding out. Gump Worsley was playing for the North Stars, Joe Daley for the Sabers and Red Wings and later Andy Brown would play for the Red Wings and the Penguins. Brown would finish with the Racers with the WHA Racers maskless. He would be the last NHL goalie to play maskless in a loss to the Atlanta Flames in April of 1974.