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09-30-2010, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by krax View Post
That's exactly the point I was trying to explain. A right-handed goalie "shoots" left. When holding his stick with one hand (what he does most of the time) he uses his dominant hand. So yes, most player's who throw and write right, will hold their stick with their dominant hand, thus playing left. Makes sense to me. The right-handed players playing right are the minority in international ice-hockey.

One interesting thing: in field hockey, you are only allowed to play right! Kind of strange rule and stated the wrong way ;-)
I was responding to you saying baseball must not effect US goalies. It in fact does. A right handed baseball player will "shoot" left as a goalie so that they can catch with the same hand as in baseball.

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