Gerry Cheevers Public Autograph Signing!
Breakaway Authentics is very happy to announce our in-store public signing with the legendary Boston Bruins goalie, Gerry Cheevers.
Gerry Cheevers will be signing autographs on Saturday July 20th, 2013 from 12 until 2pm.
Gerry Cheevers is best remembered for his iconic mask (more on his mask later) and backstopping the Boston Bruins to Stanley Cup wins in both 1970 and 1972. Cheesey, as he is affectionately known, played in 419 NHL games and registered 26 NHL shutouts. In 1972 Gerry Cheevers went on an incredible 33 game win streak which is a record that still stands today.
Cheever’s’ unusual stitch-pattern goalie mask came after he had been struck in the mask by a puck. This shot was hard enough to have caused him injury if he had not been wearing a mask. Gerry had the team trainer paint the stitches he would have received. Any time he was similarly struck, he would have a new stitch-mark painted on. The mask became one of the most recognized of the era, and is now in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
All photos of Gerry Cheevers used throughout this blog entry will be available on the day of the signing. Pucks will also be available. Customers are welcome to bring their own items to be signed as well. Gerry will not be signing any full-size replicas of his mask.
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