REMEMBER: The same five skaters on an ice hockey team play both offense and defense.
Each player has a unique role to fulfill on the ice in both offensive and defensive situations.
In this chapter, we will learn about the goalie and his role on the ice.
Meet The Goalie (G)
Also known as a goaltender, goalkeeper, and netminder, the goalie is the last line of defense for a hockeyteam for keeping the puck out of the net. Goalies are responsible for making saves and periodically playing the puck by passing it to teammates on the ice.
Goals And Job
The goalie's jobs on the ice will change depending on the position of the puck on the ice. However, a goalie's core jobs are to: