Vintage time! After a few new masks, you only knew it would be a matter of time before I threw in some golden oldies.
And this one shouldn't disappoint.
This Meloche mask is in my Top 5 of all-time. It's that awesome!
Meloche's "heraldry" mask was designed by renowned mask man Greg Harrison. He's one of 'THE guys' when it comes to mask making (both in construction and painting). He was the best in the business at the time and had the lion's share of NHL clients.
Greg created his own Cleveland crest for Meloche after the California Golden Seals moved to Ohio to become the Barons in 1976. It's got the 'Black Knight' look on the top of the mask and the 'Barons' text on the chin.
The team colors, intricate detail and overall design were light years ahead of its time when this mask came out in the mid-70's.
5 out of 5 (a no-brainer for me)
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