Why Should I Play Goalie?
See what the Pros, the coaches, and regular goalies like us think about playing the position.

You know that we've seen you, right? You're the kid who wears a goalie mask when you watch hockey on TV. When you play sports - any sport - you have to wear all of the gear before you can play. When you drop your pencil in class, you catch it before it hits the floor and you look around to make sure that everyone was watching. In short, you're a goalie at heart.

If a hockey team is like a family (and it is), then the goalies on the team are like telepathic fraternal twins. Some say that we're weird, but we're an extremely tight knit group who prefer to think that we've got this game figured out. Want to play the full 60 minutes without coming off the ice? We do that. Want to hear the crowd cheer when you make a good (let alone a great) save? That happens 10 times per game (ask a forward if anyone cheers for a good pass). Want to wear the coolest gear of any other position, in any other sport, on the planet? Come on - is anything cooler than a goalie mask?!

Check out the videos below and see what Pro goalies, goalie coaches, and average goalies like us think about the position. We think that you'll see a little bit of yourself in each video that you watch. If you already play goalie and have your own story to tell, post your tale using any of the social media links at the bottom of this page. It's our hope that these stories will encourage you to get some gear and finally become the person that you were born to be.

Once you're ready to explore the next steps to becoming a goalie, click the "Equipment Guide" link located towards the bottom of this page. This guide will show you everything that you'll need to get between the pipes, and there are even some helpful fitting videos attached as well. If you still need some help along the way, click on any of the "Contact Us" links and we'll be happy to talk you through the next steps.

Let this be the year. Be A Goalie.

We want to hear everything about your career as a goalie. How did you get started? What do you love about playing goal? What's your best goaltending experience? Share your stories and inspire others.
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