OKC Barons: For goalies, a mask is for more than saving face
Hockey can be ugly at times, but goalies' masks are a work of art. The masks of Yann Danis and Olivier Roy are just two examples.
Hockey is like art. If you don't believe it, just take a close look at the masks worn by goaltenders.
A goaltender's canvas is his mask. Some of the art now adorning hockey masks are very elaborate and intricate, almost worthy of display in an art museum.
The craze of personalizing goalie masks was inadvertently started in the late 1970s by Boston Bruins goaltender Gerry Cheevers, who began putting stitch marks on his mask when he was hit by a...
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