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02-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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Can someone please explain to me why kids, specifically kids under 8, are playing with full sized goals, especially if they are playing half or cross ice? It makes no sense to me that kids that size should be playing with goals that adults play with.

Of course, this comes from a goalie who's son also plays goal, but even other parents make similar comments.
As most have said, cost is a huge factor. Some ice rinks do have smaller nets but most are just to give a target and not meant to have a kid stand in front of. I have been to a lot of ice rinks and cannot ever remember seeing a smaller net that was still designed to have a goalie play in. All are full size or tiny target nets.

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