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08-06-2012, 09:24 PM
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Goalie skates are an adjustment; for one thing they are a lot flatter and lower to the ice. To start off I wouldn't wander too far from the net - if you try to get back too fast you'll likely end up on your ass. If you can get a pair of goalie skates that fit and you try out a few times at least before the tournament, go with them.

As Red Green would say "keep your stick on the ice". When first playing goal I had the tendency to lift my stick off the ice and not get it down when moving; also lost track of where I was in relation to my net (over covered the short side leaving too much space on the other side). Don't be afraid to yell at or push your own players who are screening you.

Adjust your equipment and move around in it before you get on the ice (how tight the straps on your pads and other equipment is); some minor adjustments can be made on the ice but you usually don't have time for much and unlike other positions you are on the ice the full game.

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