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Saving Face: The Art and History of the Goalie Mask

Overview

I've always had an appreciation for the history of hockey, especially anything to do with goalies and goaltending. Now someone has finally come out with a book about goalie masks and how they came to look like the one I wear in the NHL today. From the kids who love the colorful mask art of today to those who remember when goalies played without masks, generations of hockey fans will enjoy Saving Face." - Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils goaltender

"This book is a great idea. It will benefit goalies to look back ...

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Overview

I've always had an appreciation for the history of hockey, especially anything to do with goalies and goaltending. Now someone has finally come out with a book about goalie masks and how they came to look like the one I wear in the NHL today. From the kids who love the colorful mask art of today to those who remember when goalies played without masks, generations of hockey fans will enjoy Saving Face." - Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils goaltender

"This book is a great idea. It will benefit goalies to look back to the days before the mask and to understand the reasons for it. And it's worthwhile for kids to see the old masks and see the changes that have been made, and to see how the masks were a part of the Canadian game. It's a very enjoyable real" - Ed Giacomin, Hockey Hall of Fame goalie

"The past 50 years have seen the goalie mask evolve from being an object of scorn to being the most individualized and most protective piece of equipment in a goalie's armor. This book does an excellent job of telling that story, in words and visually through great photography!" - Dave Dryden, former NHL goaltender, and pioneering mask designer

"Goalie masks have been an intriguing part of hockey for the past half century. This unique book is full of colorful and informative stories and photographs about the mask, its history and the men who have worn them, past and present." - Dick Irvin, Hockey Night in Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470155585
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Hynes is a Montreal-based writer and editor who has written about a wide range of subjects, from the history of Montreal to the history of one Canada's oldest golf clubs. A lifelong hockey fan and player, he has played the game for over 35 years...but not even once in net. Jim lives in Beaconsfield, Quebec, with his wife Mary-Margaret and their sons Jason and Samuel.

Gary Smith grew up playing hockey in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and made his first mask when he was 14 years old. Hockey eventually took him to the East Coast where he was recruited to play golf for St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Gary lives in Grand Falls, NB, where he is a school vice principal and continues to make and collect goalie masks. He and his wife, Lissa, have three children, Julie, Sean and Ryan.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Gerry Cheevers).

Introduction.

Chapter One. The Innovators.

Chapter Two. The Golden Age.

Chapter Three. Paint Jobs and Metal Bars.

Chapter Four. The Freedom of Expression.

Index.

Picture Credits.

Acknowledgments.

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  • Posted December 1, 2009

    Great book for the Library

    Even though I'm not a great hockey fan, this book is amazing. The photos are excellent and the history makes it a book to buy and keep. It would be a great gift for hockey fans of all ages.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Filled with history, fun facts, and great visuals.

    It will bring to you a new and enhanced respect for the position. My 11-year-old son, a goalie, has brought it to games to show his teammates in the locker room his favorite photos and sections. Saving Face has made a great gift for other hockey lovers. My son gave the book to my husband for Christmas. By noon, there were 4 bookmarks within it, one for each member of the household who had a hard time putting it down.

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