The professional players have Jacques Plante to thank for introducing face and head safety to the NHL. He began wearing hockey goalie masks after taking a shot to the face in 1959. Since the use of lightweight fiberglass, goalie play style has changed. Current NHL hockey masks permit more time on their knees and less concern about pucks and sticks to the head. The old style of play was on their feet for safety sake and not down where the puck was soaring at 100 mph.
There are two common designs in the NHL: the helmet and cage which resembles football gear, and the full fiberglass with a cage in the middle. All of it is quite high tech and a matter of player preference. Each has its benefits and disadvantages.
Street Hockey is a great game independent of the weather. Played with a street hockey ball, it moves just as fast as the game on ice. Because of the speed at which the ball is hit into the goal, just like in its other iteration, goalie protection is an important aspect to player safety. Helmets are made of high impact plastic, are adjustable, and have a full coverage back plate. Collectible-Supplies carry a full line of street hockey goalie masks. These masks are not for use on ice or with pucks; only with the official size street hockey ball. They will not prevent injury but will reduce it. The NHL Hockey Masks designs have the logos and colors showing your favorite team.
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