Archive for the ‘Goalie Terminology’ Category

Three Key Things To Be In Position

January 12, 2012 1 comment

I would guess that many of us beer league goalies never had formal training or attended goaltender camps. We learn by repetition and experience, figuring out what works and does not work. This can lead to some bad habits which get exposed when we jump into a higher division or play against different player types than we are used to. I am just as guilty and also have heard of and seen goalies who sometimes get into position relative to the shooter instead of the puck depending on the game situation that is developing. This is not the way you should approach a shot and it will end up burning you more often than not. Read more…


Weak Side vs. Strong Side

December 14, 2011 1 comment

If you skate out occasionally the terms Weak Side and Strong Side refer to what side of the ice the puck is on. If you split the rink down the middle at the red line, whichever side of the red line the puck is on, that is the Strong Side and the other side of the red line is the Weak Side. When it comes to goaltending there is also a weak side and a strong side. It is not to confusing until you throw into the mix those southpaw or full-right goalies (such as myself). Read more…