November 1 – 53rd Anniversary of Plante Donning the Mask
Into the InGoal Magazine Archives
(this post was updated to reflect the current date)
Today is the 53rd anniversary of the day that Jacques Plante first wore a mask in an NHL game. While not the first goaltender to wear a mask, this event was groundbreaking and paved the way for the use of masks by goaltenders today.
On the 50th anniversary, InGoal presented a few pieces on the event. Reaching back into the archives you may enjoy reading: