Friday, March 19, 2010
Today’s Goalie Masks
Goalie masks are an important piece of equipment for goaltenders in hockey. Professional goaltenders have their masks custom made. The masks are made out of a strong plastic material or fiberglass. Some are even made out of a composite material. A wire cage is on the front of the masks so that the goaltender can see. The wire cage is made out of steel or a composite material. Most goalie masks are different sizes depending on the individual goalie. Goalies in the National Hockey League have their masks custom made. They have their own design painted on their masks. Today’s goalie masks are essential for the safety of hockey goalies.