Ep 3 - Jacques Plante - Heritage Minutes

Episode 3 – Jacques Plante Heritage Minute

In this episode, Kim puts up with Jerry’s hockey fanboying as they discuss this week’s Heritage Minutes topic: Jacques Plante aka “Jake the Snake” (Not to be confused with Jake Roberts). They get into the history of the Montreal Canadiens goaltending legend and how his decision to wear the first goalie mask would change how hockey would be played forever. Intro and outro music credit www.intoinfinity.org

(Jacques Plante’s original goalie mask via Sports Illustrated)

Heritage Minutes - Jacques Plante Mask


(Elizabeth Graham from the Queen’s University Women’s Hockey Team. First to wear a mask as a goalie in an organised game via Greatest Hockey Legends)

Heritage Minutes - Jacques Plante - Elizabeth Graham


(Gerry Cheevers, first goalie to wear a mask and apply art to it via Vintage Sports Items)

Heritage Minutes - Jacques Plante



Sources and further reading:

“History of the Goalie Mask.” USA Hockey Magainze. http://www.usahockeymagazine.com/article/history-goalie-mask

“Jacques Plante and the Legend of the Mask.” Habs Eyes on the Prize. http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2007/11/jacques-plante-and-legend-of-mask.html

“Jacques Plante, Johnny Bower, and Glenn Hall, 1977: CBC Archives.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwf-3BpKBv4

“The Canadians, Jaques Plante.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNZxAImQMsc

“Game Changer, How Jacques Plante Transformed the Face of Hockey.” The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-150/game-changer-how-the-goalie-mask-transformed-the-face-of-hockey/article33541965/

“Heritage Minutes.” IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224884/

“The Night Plante made Goaltending History.” NHL.com  https://www.nhl.com/news/the-night-plante-made-goaltending-history/c-383063