If you like Doug Favell and his great mask, you might want to check out these videos - I wish there were more videos and if anyone out there can share some game action video of Doug, I’d welcome the info!
1. Doug was the first goalie in the NHL to paint his mask - the date was Oct 31, 1977. Doug tells the story well - see it here in a great fall 2009 interview.
Please note: I have read that Jim Rutherford was the first goalie to add a design to his mask - his design featured painted red wings above his eye holes.
2. This is a great 12 minute interview done at Doug’s home in Dec 2011
3. This is simply a crazy video made in 2015 featuring Doug Favell’s orange and white starburst mask - in this funny video Doug appears to sing Nessun Dorma - Nessun Dorma is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turando (nice work by Youtuber Jack Cullinane).
4. Here’s Doug Favell watching the fights in a brawl-filled game vs the Sabres in 1972-73.
Goalies Rule is not only a blog, it’s also a great e-commerce store where you can buy some fun goalie-mask themed products for the goalie (or goalie lover) in your family. If you like Doug Favell's mask, you can buy his mask image with one of eight fun catch-phrases on a dozen different products ranging from cell phone cases to pillows, from t-shirts to coffee mugs. These products are reasonably priced and make great gifts / presents - Christmas presents, birthday presents, graduation gifts, anniversary gifts, etc.
To purchase a product with Doug Favell’s mask, choose your favourite catch-phrase as shown below, then click on that phrase to see the dozen different products being sold with that phrase.
The Puck Stops Here
Born To Save
And On The 7th Day, God Created Goalies
Beware – Old Goalie Inside
My Crease Is My Castle
Eat. Sleep. Stop Pucks.
Card Carrying Goalie
Please also note that we are working with a number of different goalies - The Great Eight - to see/purchase products featuring those masks, please visit our website and click on GOALIES.
|The Great Eight|
Goalies Rule is a celebration of great goalie masks from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. Even though the era of face-fitting masks has passed, these masks are timeless in their beauty and simplicity. Goalies Rule marries some great goalie mask images with some great products ranging from t-shirts and cell phone cases to pillows and stretched canvas prints. These products will make fantastic gifts for the hockey fan / goalie fan in your family. These products are fun, iconic and really eye-catchingly beautiful.
We are a Direct-To-Consumer (D2C) company making Direct-To-Print products – what this means is that if you place an order with us today, your product will be made for you within 48 hours and shipped to you anywhere in North America from our production facility in Florida. If you are in Europe, they will be shipped from our facility in Germany or Latvia. And if you’re in Asia, they’ll be shipped to you from our facility in China.
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