JOFA Helmets | Halos of Hockey

Gretzky, Lemieux, Jagr, Selanne, Savard, Sundin, Forsberg, Fleury, Kurri, Housley, Palffy, Salming and Stastny are some of the NHL greats who have worn the JOFA emblem proudly upon their foreheads during some of the highest scoring and most important seasons and careers in NHL history. This blog discusses the JOFA helmet, the different models, who men who wore them, their significance, where to buy and sell them, how to fix and modify them, and why they are icons of hockey excellence.

Feb 13, 2012

The JOFA 298 Goalie

The JOFA 298 Goalie helmet, worn by Tommy Soderstrom, was specifically made for goalies.  The plastic is much harder than it's near identical player counterpart, the JOFA 290, to increase durability.

A JOFA 278 cage, is attached, replicating Tommy Soderstrom's setup; complete with JOFA dangler placed high on the cage.

Piecing this helmet together was the result of buying two JOFA Goalie 298 helmets online.  The other helmet was yellowed, and missing foam inside, but had the 278 cage.  I took the cage that originally came with this helmet, removed the dangler, and swapped them.

The helmet is extremely comfortable, however, I was told it can get very warm when in use; the vents were later re-designed, which became the JOFA 390.

1 comment:

  1. i goal junior level with this helmet until today
    that make 20 years i use it
    that the best one