Why do hockey goalies scrap the ice?

Before a hockey game starts have you ever noticed how the goalie comes and warms up for the game? The first thing the will do is start to scrap and markup the ice in front of their net. Why are they doing this? Don’t players like playing on a fresh sheet of ice and not […]

What is the Trapezoid in Hockey? (with pictures)

When you go to a hockey game you will notice that their are a lot of different lines on the ice. The lines behind the goalie net are what is called the trapezoid. What is the Trapezoid in hockey? The trapezoid is the area behind the goal line where the goaltender is allowed to play […]

How does a goalie get a win in hockey? With Scenarios!

It’s easy to figure out who gets the win or loss if only one goalie has played during the game for your team. But it is not uncommon to have the backup goalie play in a game. So when a backup goalie comes into the game and that team wins, which goalie gets the win? […]

What is the hardest position to play in hockey? The Goalie

Hockey is not an easy sport to play. Here is a quote from Hall of Famer and current Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan:  Is hockey hard? I don’t know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a […]

Where can the goalie play the puck? (with pictures)

The hockey goalie is one of the most fascinating positions in all of sports. We know the main job of the goalie is to stop the puck from going into the net, but some of the other rules around a goalie can be confusing. For instance, where can the goalie play the puck on a […]

Can you be in the goalie crease?

Some of the biggest controversies in hockey have to do with what a player can and cannot do in the goalie crease. The goalie crease is going to be one of the main areas of action in the game, because teams are trying to get the puck through the goalie crease and into the net. […]

Can goalies get penalties in hockey?

Penalties are a big part of hockey, and they every happen for goalies. However, when you go to a game you will always see players sitting in the penalty box, but never the goalie. Why not?  Goalies can get penalties, but what happens when a goalie gets a penalty? When a goalie gets a penalty […]

The 3 purposes of the goalie crease in hockey?

The goalie position is unlike any other position in hockey. There are special rules and circumstances that define this position. One of the most common questions is around, what is the purpose of the purpose of the goal crease? Why do they even have it? The goal crease is the light blue painted area that […]

Can a goalie cover the puck outside the crease?

The NHL loves to have the game of hockey play fast with few stoppages. This is one of the reasons that the goalie is the only player that is allowed to cover the puck in hockey to freeze the puck. However, where exactly is the goalie allowed to freeze the puck in hockey? Is it […]

Why do they pull the goalie in hockey?

No matter how long you have watched hockey, it is still odd to see a goalie rush to his own bench and leave an empty net behind. There must be a good reason for it. Let’s take a closer look. A hockey team will pull their goalie in the last few minutes of the game, […]