Thursday, March 24, 2011


I stopped off at the local 7-11 on my way home from work last night. I came across a magazine that made me stop dead in my tracks, stare, peruse and then buy.

No.......not that one. This one!

The Hockey News
April 4, 2011
cover: Tim Thomas

Are you kidding me? This magazine cover is gorgeous. Simple photography, awesome lighting and a great pic.

In all honesty, I bought it for the cover alone. Don't even know if I'll sift through the articles.

It made me think of a couple other magazines featuring goalie masks on the cover.

February 24, 1975
cover: Bernie Parent

This one rocks! The plain white vintage mask Parent wore is so iconic. And to be featured on a non-sport magazine like Time really adds to the impressiveness.

Here's another one that brings back great memories from when I was a kid.

TV Times (Edmonton)
circa. 1982
cover: Yves Belanger mask

I remember the Calgary Herald version of this TV Guide. I was nine and thought it was the coolest thing ever to be included with the newspaper.

I kept it for a number of years, but sadly I got rid of it in the late 80's when I kind of stepped away from hockey cards and hockey in general for a while.

I'd love to find another copy of this, but doubt there are many copies floating around.

Nonetheless, these three 'mask' magazines make for a strong argument that they should be on every magazine cover.

Gotta love 'em!


  1. I think baseball pitchers should wear goalie masks.

  2. Love the cover of Tim Thomas! If they say a picture is worth a thousand words, I guess there isn't anything else to say!!!