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03-17-2006, 08:21 AM
Le Golie
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Country: Canada
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I don't know what your gear situation is, but unless you can borrow some you will have to make an investment in some. It's pretty expensive, so you should be fairly serious before you do it.

If you get your hands on some gear, I would suggest getting on the ice alone somehow. Go to an outdoor rink or find your way on to a rink when nobody is using it, and just get used to being in the net. Skate out and back in, feeling comfortable in the net and getting used to the angles is probably the most important thing you can do to prepare for your first time. Skating is the key to goaltending, no question about it. So you have to learn how to move yourself around the crease very fast.

There is a ton to learn as a goalie, but the only way to do it is on the ice in your gear. Good luck, hope you find it fun and rewarding.

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