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02-18-2011, 01:36 AM
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what made you guys wanna be goalie? to me that is a huge decision when you are first starting out...
i wanted to ever since being a kid, but it was too expensive. could never afford it. so at 31 years of age i started out. now i'm on two teams, have a goalie coach and run a goalie community www.goaliecrease.net . When I get in to things, I really get in to them.


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Goalie here as well...toiling away in the beer leagues for years and loving every minute of it!

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02-18-2011, 12:54 PM
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Goalie here as well...toiling away in the beer leagues for years and loving every minute of it!

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It is the best position in sport.

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Started playing goalie in my 20s when nobody wanted to play. They even gave me the gear, and I loved it. Haven't played in 7 years , but really want to get back into it. Also play out as well, but nothing is better than making that great save.

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02-19-2011, 12:09 PM
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Started playing goalie in my 20s when nobody wanted to play. They even gave me the gear, and I loved it. Haven't played in 7 years , but really want to get back into it. Also play out as well, but nothing is better than making that great save.
Even better than scoring goals. Get back in to it, you'll be glad you did.

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02-19-2011, 12:27 PM
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I never played hockey before college 5 years ago, one day a friend of mine tells me his intramural team needs a goalie...why not? I think I probably let in at least 12 goals that game but it was the best workout I've ever had. $1300 in gear later, I probably should have played basketball

Seriously...I try to play a few times a month, it's difficult because my city is a hockey wasteland, but it's incredible exercise and I wouldn't trade it for the world

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02-21-2011, 08:27 AM
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Another target over here....I always loved the position and played it when I was a kid, after freshman year of high school I stoped playing hockey (was in other winter sports and couldn't do both and hockey was a bit pricey) I always wanted to go back between the pipes.

Last year (a few years after college) I picked up some used gear and alternate between forward and net depending on which skate I'm at (I'm in 3-5 different skates a week). The only frustrating thing is that I am not nearly as flexible as I was when I was in high school.

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So what do you guys do in the summertime? Join a Carnival, stick your head through a hole in the tent and have people throw baseballs at you?

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So what do you guys do in the summertime? Join a Carnival, stick your head through a hole in the tent and have people throw baseballs at you?
I play in two leagues, year round.

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The only frustrating thing is that I am not nearly as flexible as I was when I was in high school.
That's fixable though, it just takes work.

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That's fixable though, it just takes work.
Unfortunately work and other commitments get in the way...but such is life.

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Unfortunately work and other commitments get in the way...but such is life.
Well you need to change jobs, and get a divorce.

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Im one. Havent played in nearly 2 years due to a string of injuries (bad back injury then a real bad high ankle sprain in other sports) and then college just kind of took over. I really need to get back into come pickup, although I am the trainer/ goalie coach for two teams.

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Well you need to change jobs, and get a divorce.
I can't get a divorce....the wife has better health care...



(for those that can't see that I'm being a smart ass)

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LOL, healthcare, move to canada.

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LOL, healthcare, move to canada.
even with all it's warts and blemishes i love my country, if one is honest, no country is without them (and yes I know you were joking)

with that said, Canada is only a 20 minute drive from my house and even closer to my office....

I actually wish my boss would let me rearange my work schedule again this year so that I could skate in Fort Erie again this winter. I loved playing net in those skates.

At the one skate there were a couple draft eligable players that made me feel like I was tending a soccer goal during warmups. Somehow when the skate started I kept getting just enough of the puck (the one kid was visibly pissed) ....It was pure luck, but I needed a bigger helmet (egotistically speaking of course) for the next skate, which is where my actual skill/luck level returned

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even with all it's warts and blemishes i love my country, if one is honest, no country is without them (and yes I know you were joking)

with that said, Canada is only a 20 minute drive from my house and even closer to my office....

I actually wish my boss would let me rearange my work schedule again this year so that I could skate in Fort Erie again this winter. I loved playing net in those skates.

At the one skate there were a couple draft eligable players that made me feel like I was tending a soccer goal during warmups. Somehow when the skate started I kept getting just enough of the puck (the one kid was visibly pissed) ....It was pure luck, but I needed a bigger helmet (egotistically speaking of course) for the next skate, which is where my actual skill/luck level returned
I didn't know NY came up that high. I thought Vermont was in the way. Wait that's Massivetwo****s in the way.. I dunno my eastern seaboard at all.

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I am. But nothing serious, not a part of any team. I do play as a rent-a-goalie though whenever a team needs me. Mostly floor hockey and sometimes ice.

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I happen to tend goal. I know I'm get a lot of flak for this, but Rick DiPietro was my inspiration/idol. Keep in mind this was before he turned into an injury machine.

I've played goalie since I was 6, so I've been playing goal for about 9 years. I really wanna go to Cornell for college, and hockey, since it's so close to home, and also I can study. That will probably be the closest to the big leagues that I get, but I think with a couple of birthday wishes and hard work, anythings possible.

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I happen to tend goal. I know I'm get a lot of flak for this, but Rick DiPietro was my inspiration/idol. Keep in mind this was before he turned into an injury machine.

I've played goalie since I was 6, so I've been playing goal for about 9 years. I really wanna go to Cornell for college, and hockey, since it's so close to home, and also I can study. That will probably be the closest to the big leagues that I get, but I think with a couple of birthday wishes and hard work, anythings possible.
Work your butt off and be a good student of the game, and anything is possible.

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I happen to tend goal. I know I'm get a lot of flak for this, but Rick DiPietro was my inspiration/idol. Keep in mind this was before he turned into an injury machine.

I've played goalie since I was 6, so I've been playing goal for about 9 years. I really wanna go to Cornell for college, and hockey, since it's so close to home, and also I can study. That will probably be the closest to the big leagues that I get, but I think with a couple of birthday wishes and hard work, anythings possible.
What goalie crease said. Cornell has a great hockey program that has produced some damn good goaltenders.

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22 years in net and can't see stopping. Started late in life, 22, and regret not having started earlier.

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22 years in net and can't see stopping. Started late in life, 22, and regret not having started earlier.
I started at 31!

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LOL, healthcare, move to canada.
Then you'll jusy have to deal with socialized healthcare "DEATH PANELS"

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Then you'll jusy have to deal with socialized healthcare "DEATH PANELS"
Don't get me started on that........the misinformation and half truths out there are infuriating (on both sides)....that's all I'm going to say on that since political discussion ALWAYS ends up in a vitriolic spew of nonsense and I don't want a fun thread to get closed

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