Monday, 19 January 2009

Grand Falls resident's labour of love

Former STU goaltender Gary Smith - mask maker, author

From the Telegraph Journal:

"If not for better masks, goalies couldn't come out and just drop (down and face shots),'' Smith said. "There have been different types of innovation and equipment. Today, goalies are athletes. They're not as flaky. You look back and guys like Gerry Cheevers smoked and Gump Worsley wasn't exactly a specimen.

"They played on instinct and they all had their own styles and masks, and that was all part of the package. Today, it's much more of a science.''

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