Goalie Central


Carey Price plays for Team Canada at the World Cup

This page is dedicated to everything goalie.  Having the chance to make the big save for your team, playing full games and directly impacting every game is both exciting and rewarding.  Goaltending is the most important position on the team!  The goalie position now has excellent specialized training.  Goalies now get more 1 on 1 training in practices in our association than any other position!  It is a requirement of our association that our teams have goalie coaching at practice.  There is no better time to be a goalie.  Be a goalie, and be the leader of your team!

Why be a goalie?

  • Most important player on the ice at all times
  • Specialized training.  1on1 training at every practice
  • Cool Gear and helmets
  • Exciting highlight reel saves!
  • Play full games. No shifts off!
  • It builds character and responsibility
  • Lots of support through the association and coaches
  • Be a leader on your team

Videos on how to put goalie gear on

How to put on goalie gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j22E1Ir3joQ

Goalie Equipment Tips (KneePads): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1j4C88jkwc

Goalie Equipment Tips 2 (Goalie Pants/Chest Protector) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXITH88uIU0

Beginner Mistakes in Adjusting Gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDPD0AqsIeQ

Goalie Helmet Dangler Install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSzrOgLy0qw

How to properly size your goalie pads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzGyuC_X2BQ

How to purchase your next goalie stick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfS9b3WTxNU


Goalie Basics

Goalie Stance: https://cdn.hockeycanada.ca/hockey-canada/Hockey-Programs/Players/Goaltending/Downloads/goaltending-stance-e.pdf

Butterfly Mechanics: https://cdn.hockeycanada.ca/hockey-canada/Hockey-Programs/Players/Goaltending/Downloads/goaltending-butterfly-e.pdf


Goalie Gear Purchasing

Before buying anything, please check with our Hawks Equipment Manager at equipment.manager@halifaxhawks.ca as we may have what you need in our equipment room.

Locally, Cleves Source for Sports, Sportwheels, and Pro Hockey Life would be your first three stores to check.  There are also some reputable online websites you can source gear from as well such as:





Goalie Myths Busted:

Goalies are weird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPfhgegLfa0

Are bigger goalies better than smaller goalies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2JiixhYHQA


Goalie Motivational Videos






Goalie Drills

Hockey USA Goaltending Practice Plans (by age): https://www.usahockeygoaltending.com/page/show/2872653-goaltending-practice-plans

Hockey Canada Drill Hub (Search Goaltending Drills): https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/drill-hub