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Well, gentlemen.
16/04/2016 I was in Saint-Petersburg.
There lives the well-known Russian goalie Stanislav Litovko. I met with him.
According to his information Litovko and the other goalie Nikolay Puchkov made this mask in autumn'62.
Litovko is 81 years old, by the way!Great Man!

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very cool!

I like the torn up bed sheet for padding

thanks for sharing
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Very cool. Like it.

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Awesome mask!

I am always amazed that early masks (not just European ones) seem to be more about protecting the player’s mouth rather than their eyes, ears, temples or foreheads. Catcher’s masks date to before the 1900’s; you would almost have expected the first goalie masks to have been a cage design too.

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Wow. That is creepy.
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having the bars is such a bad idea, I can only imagine a hard shot hitting the wires breaking them away form the fiberglass and potentially lodgin them into the goalies face. I know that was a rare occurence in those days (getting a high hard shot), but still possible
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I think that mask was made under the influence of Czech maskmakers.
Hope I'll meet Anatoly (Anton) [sign in to see URL]'s considered that he also could be the first goalie who made the mask by himself.
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having the bars is such a bad idea, I can only imagine a hard shot hitting the wires breaking them away form the fiberglass and potentially lodgin them into the goalies face. I know that was a rare occurence in those days (getting a high hard shot), but still possible



I don’t think the wires are individual pieces. They seem to be connected, one looks to run right between the eyes into the forehead area and one at the cheek seems to loop around under the glass and re-appear at the mouth area. Very interesting period of mask making for sure.

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Litovko and Puchkov used the piano string as wire. [sign in to see URL] said it to me)
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Kuznya, I sent you a message.
Excellent mask!
Thanks for sharing.
Reminds me a bit of this one:

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