Masked Men: Wearing The Art of Sport (Part 2)

Masked Men: Wearing The Art of Sport (Part 2)

The goalie mask revolution discussed in part one of this article was in many ways a precursor to a larger movement in the NHL towards player safety. By 1979, helmets were mandated for new players in the league. So to adhere to new safety standards, it was necessary for goalie masks to evolve as well. The early masks were often homemade, moulde...
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Masked Men: Wearing the Art of Sport (Part 1)

Masked Men: Wearing the Art of Sport (Part 1)

Hockey sweaters are undoubtedly pieces of art. They are colourful, unique, and evocative. If jerseys are like paintings, goalie masks are more like tattoos – one of a kind, handmade. Pieces of art that you have to be a little bit crazy to wear. Goalies are a notoriously eccentric bunch, and it takes a unique breed to attempt to stop a slapshot ...
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The Art of Sport: an Hour Long Special on TSN Radio

The Art of Sport: an Hour Long Special on TSN Radio

Some of you may already know about our new partnership with The Sport Market on TSN Radio and our segment called The Art of Sport. For those who don't know, every Saturday the gallery's James Siddall will be bringing our own unique take on sports history to the airwaves, a blast from the past that will highlight the intersection of art, sports,...
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