May 26, 2020 1 min read

Years ago when we were doing daily entries on Double Cross, I was in touch with original Slapshot drummer, Mark McKay and we talked about the origins of the legendary Slapshot goalie mask used on the cover of the Same Mistake / Might Makes Right 7". Mark was pretty sure he had found the image in an old copy of TV Guide, that was advertising for Friday The 13th running on TV. Mark and I went back and forth quite a few times on the subject, he was having a hard time finding the original cut out ad and I was having a hard time finding any trace of the ad on the internet.

Fast forward all these years later and I get my horror fanatic cousin, Bob on the case. I figured if anyone was going to dig this ad up online somewhere, it would be him. As I hoped, within an hour or two, Bob produced this ad. The ad was actually never in a copy of TV Guide, but an October 26, 1986 issue of the Boston Globe instead. I shot the ad over to Mark McKay to confirm and indeed he assured me, that was it.

So here it is in all it's glory, the original Friday The 13th ad for TV38 WSBK. Thanks to Bob for finding it and finally settling this mystery and thanks to Mark for bringing the idea up in the first place. - Tim DCXX

Slapshot Friday the 13th Mask