If you like Gilles Gratton and his great mask, you might want to check out these videos and book. I wish there were more videos, but here’s a start. I you come across any of Gilles in game action, please share with me!
1. This is a 5 minute interview recorded in 2012 with Gilles at his work, discussing the origin of his mask.
2. TSN (Canada’s ESPN) rated Gilles Gratton #3 in a list of all time great NHL characters - see the 15 minute mark of this video for the part on Gilles. Incidentally, Gilles ranked just behind #2 Harold Ballard and just ahead of #4 Eddie Shack.
3. I realize this isn't a video, but The New York Times printed a great article in 2007 about goalies and how "normal" they have become. The article quotes Gilles who demonstrates that he knows how quirky he was when he played.
This great book was published fall 2017
Gratoony The Loony: The Wild, Unpredictable Life of Gilles Gratton, written by Gilles Gratton and Greg Oliver
It can be purchased here and here.
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 Gilles Gratton’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 Gilles Gratton’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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