Thursday, November 2, 2017

Jacques Plante Rules - We pay tribute to the late, great Jacques Plante

If you like Jacques Plante and his great mask, you might want to check out these videos and books.


1. This 5 minute video from 2011

2. This 90 second video from 2009

3. This remarkable 47 minute video on the life and career of Jacques Plante by Historica Canada

4. These great Jacques Plante highlights (in French - 4 minutes in total)
Video #1
Video #2

5. In this four minute clip from 1977 courtesy of the CBC’s archives, three of the greatest goalies in NHL history - Jacques Plante, Johnny Bower and Glenn Hall - talk with Peter Gzowski about each other's styles, quirks and achievements.

6. This is a 5 minute tribute to Jacques Plante by Dave Hodge at the time of Plante’s death in November 1986.

7. This is an interesting four minute video done in 2009 featuring Andy Bathgate where Bathgate presents his viewpoint on the infamous 1959 game where he hit Jacques Plante in the face with the puck - quite an interesting backstory. Stick with the video right to the end - interesting how Bathgate explains how he and Plante understood each other’s point of view despite their rivalry.


Jacques Plante: The Man Who Changed the Face of Hockey
Published in 2010
Author: Todd Denault

On Goaltending: Fundamentals of Hockey Netminding by the Master of the Game

Jacques Plante
Published in 2011 by Dundurn and XYZ Publishing
Author: Raymond Plante and Vladimir Konieczny (Translator)

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 - please visit Heritage Sports Stuff. We were working with Jacques Plante's family for a period of time but that agreement expired in November 2019 - our loss.

Please also note that we are working with a number of different goalies - The Magnificent Seven - to see/purchase products featuring those masks, please visit our website.

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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