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Youth Goalie Discovers Hockey in the Desert
It was 112 degrees when we landed at Hamad International Airport last August, but with the humidity, it felt a lot more like 122. Exiting the plane, it was almost impossible to breathe. I thought...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 14:20
Custom, Painted Goalie Masks: The Perfect Mix Of Art And Hockey For Michigan’s Ray Bishop
Before Ray Bishop can begin working on one of his custom-designed and painted goalie masks, he has to do a little digging. “I call it ‘personal archeology,’” said the Michigan...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:53
USA Hockey Looks To Develop More Top Athletes To Excel Between The Pipes
Peter Thome, Aberdeen Wings When the Canadian Hockey League made the bold decision to ban import goalies in 2013, the ripple effect could be felt on both sides of the border, and beyond. “The...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:32
Father And Son’s Passion For Protection Helping Make The Game Safer For Goalies
  A.J. Ostrander was instrumental in creating an international standard for neck protectors that will help future generations of goaltenders. When an ice hockey player’s protective gear...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:18
The American Goalie Assembly Line Is Producing More Top Level Goalies Than Ever Before
John Gibson, left, and Jonathan Quick, right, seen here with fellow All-Star goalie Pekka Rinne, are products of the American goaltender development system. Somewhere Dave Peterson is looking down...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:50
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Quick Change Pads Make It Easier For Aspiring Goalies To Give The Position A Try
If you build it, they will come. That’s the philosophy behind the new Quick Change goalie pads that USA Hockey  and Total Hockey have teamed up to create. For years, wannabe goalies have...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:43
Some Of The Top Goaltenders In The Game Explain Their Passion For The Position
Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning is among a growing cadre of talented American puckstoppers who are taking the NHL by storm. You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Johnson or Nick Stalock...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:34
More High-Level Athletes Are Being Drawn To The Crease
As the great Jacques Plante once said, “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” Judging from the popularity of the position...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:19
Olympic Flame Still Burns Bright For Hockey Heroes Who Paved The Way For Future Generations
Sixty years have passed since Team USA took home the silver medal at the 1956 Olympics, but for U.S. Olympians Weldy Olson and Willard Ikola, the experience still feels like it happened yesterday....
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:46
Meet And Greet Puts Young Officials Face To Face With Their NHL Heroes
While most young hockey fans his age are following their favorite player’s stats online, Peyton Smith spends his free time memorizing the sweater numbers of various referees and linesmen, the...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:34
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