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Eugene Milton Long from Clinton, New York was the first to pioneer the fibreglass Goalie Mask beginning in the 1958-59 season at Hamilton College.

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He later helped design a mask for Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens in 1959.


AL LAPEY, Williams College goalie, wore a Gene

Long style mask built by trainer Skip Alcott. Lapey

reeled off 20 wins in his senior year and credits the

mask for saving his brain. Below he and backup

goalie Bobby Rich compare their new masks.

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