Without a Mask: Hockey’s Daredevil Goalies

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Join us for a multimedia program on hockey’s most colorful characters. Enthusiast Craig Pierce engages the audience with an action-packed presentation filled with glory, guts, and gore.

During the rough and tumble days of early hockey, the sticks were wooden, the equipment was shabby, and the goalies didn’t wear facemasks. Games were often delayed while the team trainer skittered onto the ice with his black bag of smelling salts, gauze, needle and thread, and tended to injured goalies. “Stitch him up, stand him up, and drop the puck!” The most nerve-wracking position in team sports required a special kind of eccentric.

Hear about men named Gump, Turk, Jacques, and Sawchuk. Learn about their quirky superstitions and unimaginable temerity. Discover what happened the first time a goalie appeared in a game donning a facemask.

By day, Craig manages the marketing and adult programming for Clarendon Hills Public Library. He lives, breathes, and loves public libraries, and channels the same passion into programs for all communities. He has presented at libraries across northern Illinois.

This program is entirely FREE and is intended for ages 12 and up. No registration is required.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

Categories: Adults, Guest Speaker, Teens, Tween, Walk-in/Drop-in