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02-13-2011, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by coooldude View Post
I was a goalie as a kid. One day at summer camp, I forgot my cup (still don't know how). 11 years old. Figured I never get hit there, not likely to happen today.

First 10 minutes, guy with the hardest shot wrists one right in my junk. I dropped down and was down for 10 minutes.

I immediately went and bought a cup. Needless to say I never forgot a cup again and I'll never step on the ice without one now. I made a stupid kid call and I learned my lesson.
Along the lines of this, I forgot my cup in my outdoor ball hockey league in the spring. I play goalie. We're supplied with (crappy) padding, and so to be safe I took a piece of padding from a broken helmet and rolled tape around my groin to hold it in place. Low and behold, second period, took a shot to the pads. I was perfectly fine, wouldn't have been otherwise.

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