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03-12-2009, 06:38 PM
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Cheap Goalie Equip in Canada?

Hey,

A kid from the church hockey group that I volunteer at is very interested in playing ice hockey next year as a goalie. Does anybody know anywhere in Canada (or somewhere online) that sells cheap goaltender equipment? He's 15 and about 5'7... any suggestions?

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03-12-2009, 07:09 PM
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what city are you in? depending on the city, there may be some used gear you can purchase at a reasonable price. ebay is usually pretty good. i bought a full set of gear that's new or no older than 4 or 5 years old with very little wear for under $1500US.

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Hey,

A kid from the church hockey group that I volunteer at is very interested in playing ice hockey next year as a goalie. Does anybody know anywhere in Canada (or somewhere online) that sells cheap goaltender equipment? He's 15 and about 5'7... any suggestions?
You might be able to get away with intermediate pads. I imagine the kid could easily outgrow these pads, so it's probably best in general not to drop a ton of money anyways.

If you guys don't mind used gear, you can probably find bargains on eBay or any shops that sell used equipment. Definitely check out Play It Again Sports: http://www.playitagainsports.com/locations.aspx

You never know what you can find there. I know mine had a pair of 32" Vaughn Velocity 7000's (probably $1000 originally) for $100. They were very very used, but tough to top that price for a beginner.

I've never ordered from these guys, but I think they're based out of Toronto. You can get a decent RBK 6K starter set for under $400 (sadly that is cheap relatively speaking). 32" can probably fit somebody who's 5'7, but you'd probably want to try them on just to be sure:

Pads: http://www.thehockeyshop.com/Merchan...e=S_LegPads_Sr

Blocker: http://www.thehockeyshop.com/Merchan...=S_Blockers_Sr

Catcher: http://www.thehockeyshop.com/Merchan...=S_Trappers_Sr

Depending on how bulky he is, here's a decent chest protector: http://www.thehockeyshop.com/Merchan...estAndArms_Int

And you'd still need skates, pants, and a mask. Obviously every little bit adds up. Also depends on the level of competition.

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where in Canada are you?

I picked up some decent Itech Vamp 4.8 pads and blocker, size 4 or 5 Bauer supreme 1000 goalie skates for my son but he still has time until he will fit into the stuff. I just got a great deal in NJ on it used. I might be willing to part with it, my son has a few years until he could use this stuff.

Goalie equipment in Canada is way expensive even used. Used goalie equipment here in Canaidia is usually very used, like almost used up, especially if it's cheep. know what you are doing and looking for if and when you start looking for goalie pads and chest protectors.

If you are in the GTA you can come look at the stuff.

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Anyone been to the Play It Again Sports in mission viejo?

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Anyone been to the Play It Again Sports in mission viejo?
So there I was way out in California
And this guy comes up to me and he says
“ Where are you from dude?”
Well, I says “Yeah, I’m from Canada”
And he says "Wow! Where are you from dude?”
And I says "Look I'm from Canada"
And he says “Wow. If you’re from Canada? Do you like, play
hockey?”
And I says “Do I play hockey?

Well, I play Air hockey, Ball hockey, Barn Hockey, Bubble
Hockey, Field hockey,
Floor hockey, Ice hockey, Kitchen hockey, Road hockey,Roller
hockey, Table hockey, Twist hockey
And I play hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey,
hockey, hockey, hockey,
hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey,hockey all the time!

Nope I thought we where talking aboot Canada (CA) not California (CA)

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Have him contact the local leagues. Some have goalie equipment for registered players. It's a good way to check things out before spending money on gear.

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On a similar note, I'm at my office in Canada and want a coffee, so let me know where the closest Tim Hortons is in Canada. Thanks.

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So there I was way out in California
And this guy comes up to me and he says
“ Where are you from dude?”
Well, I says “Yeah, I’m from Canada”
And he says "Wow! Where are you from dude?”
And I says "Look I'm from Canada"
And he says “Wow. If you’re from Canada? Do you like, play
hockey?”
And I says “Do I play hockey?

Well, I play Air hockey, Ball hockey, Barn Hockey, Bubble
Hockey, Field hockey,
Floor hockey, Ice hockey, Kitchen hockey, Road hockey,Roller
hockey, Table hockey, Twist hockey
And I play hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey,
hockey, hockey, hockey,
hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey,hockey all the time!
The song is a lie. No respectable Canadian who plays ice hockey plays field hockey too.

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The song is a lie. No respectable Canadian who plays ice hockey plays field hockey too.
Yeah I know but it is a funny song.
The national sport of India is Hockey but the national sport of Canada is Lacrosse. funny eh.

But i digress.

Cheep anything in Canada is unheard of and cheep hockey equipment in Canada is um you get it, and that is before taxes.

So I'm in Green River ON where is that Timmys eh?

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Seriously, though... if your kid-friend is just interested in playing goal, the cheapest place is a friend who has some goal equipment they're willing to lend out for a couple of games. No use in laying down $1500 on gear only to find out in a couple of games that this position isn't really for him.

If he's sure he'll like the position, then your best bets are:

(a) a used sports store like Play it Again Sports, but we can't tell you much more than that until you give us a location; or

(b) buying used gear off eBay, Craigslist, Kijiji, GSBB classifieds, anywhere.

You can go out and buy some brand new RBK 6K pads for $400, which will wear out in 2 - 3 seasons and sell for maybe $150 after a year if you're lucky. Or you can buy a set of used pro-level pads for $500, which will still be good in 2 - 3 seasons and will probably still sell for $500 after a year. Easy choice there. Same applies for most of the other gear.

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Have him contact the local leagues. Some have goalie equipment for registered players. It's a good way to check things out before spending money on gear.
I second that. Here in my program, I have over 6 sets of goalie eqipment for kids to use. The program up there should have use equipment to let him try it before they go out and pay for the equipment.

However, I would go to HockeyMonkey, they have really cheap goalie equipment

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for used locally online try 'kijiji' and 'craigslist'.

for used locally try looking for ads at your local hockey arenas - i usually see ads for goal equipment (especially pads) at my local arenas. could look for ads in local paper around the beginning of hockey season (late fall).

if you have a used sporting goods store like 'play it again', try there.
if you have a 'source for sports' store, they may have used goal equipment.

ebay is another option; plus the 'goaliestore.com' has a classifieds section for used goal equipment.


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Don't get anything too cheap, like D&R - when I started playing (just a few years ago) I got a D&R glove and blocker, as the price was right.
Well, I broke BOTH ring fingers in the same year (2005) - both from slap shots that the equipment just didn't stand up to.

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