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08-04-2006, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hoboken, NJ
This is pretty random, but a friend and I were talking hockey at work recently, and it got me wondering: In general, would you say that a large percentage of goalies are younger (or middle) siblings?
In my experience (and my co-worker's, which is obviously not a scientific sampling), a majority of the goalies that I know have older hockey playing brother/sisters.
In my own family, for example, my younger brother is a goalie (when I played, I was a LW). Let's just say I "encouraged" him to try his hand at goal when I got tired of shooting at a vinyl cutout of a goalie when not at practice. I think that this has got to be something that happens fairly frequently. It takes a special type of person, after all, to want to have pucks shot at him/herself...
Have any of you guys had similar experiences (or contradictory experiences)? This is something that I've wondered about for a long time...
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