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Artefact: Goalie Glove
Accession #: 2000.07.01 A & B
Year: 1930s

In the early 1900s, players began to wear hockey gloves that were made from leather and stuffed with animal hair for padding. Today, hockey gloves are more commonly made of synthetic leather. Goalies wear different styled gloves on each hand; on their stick hand, they wear a glove called the blocker which has the long pad on the back of their forearm, and on their free hand, they wear a catching glove shaped similar to a baseball glove which was designed to catch shots.