Best goalie chest protector hockey: The Best Goalie Chest & Arm Protector in 2021
Chest Protectors – Hockey Goalie Parents
There are many different brands of chest protectors and, as with many items of protective clothing, the fit is critical. Warrior seems to be one of the more popular brands for fit and function, but others argue for brands such as Brown CCM, McKenny, Passau or Bauer. The Warrior chesty seems to be popular because it seems to be one of the most adjustable chest protectors available on the market. Short of having a custom one made or buying a higher end piece from companies such as Passau, it can be adjusted to fit the player in several ways. The arms can be adjusted/lengthened and are also interchangeable, so the arms from the intermediate can be placed on the youth, etc. Other brands have similar features as well, but many of our members seem to like a Warrior chesty for their kids.
It is best to buy a chesty in a store where it can be properly fitted and the goalie can determine whether it allows enough freedom of movement. Ordering online is difficult, as different brands fit different body styles better. It’s a good idea to have your bring their goalie pants and pads in when fitting so your goalie can tell how the chesty will fit as s/he moves. To allow appropriate protection, the chesty must cover the clavicles (collar bones), the entire front of the chest and upper abdomen and the arms, all the way down to the wrists. None of the wrist should be exposed between the arms of the chesty and the gloves. Some chesties have adjustable arms, however, some are static and must be replaced when the goalie outgrows them. Padded or anti-shock shirts can always be worn under the chest protector for additional padding. Wrist guards can also be worn if there is space between the gloves and the end of the arm protection on the chesty to buy you some time before replacing, but don’t wait too long. It’s best to upgrade all protective equipment as soon as it’s outgrown.
As goalies get older, it’s important to upgrade the chesty to fit the player. Moving from a junior to an intermediate size allows better protection as the players’ shots get harder. They need that extra protection! Bottom line, get to a store that allows you to try on different brands to find the one that fits best, offers the most protection and allows for the best freedom of movement.
Breaking In A Chesty
Many different methods have been suggested for breaking in a new chesty to get rid of the stiffness. Some of the most common methods others have tried are listed below. NOTE: HGP claims no responsibility for damage caused to your new chesty using any of the methods below. Attempt at your own risk. These are simply things our members have suggested as tips that have worked for them!
- Wear it. Many will say that the best way to break in a chesty is to simply wear it and practice in it. Tincture of time and use are key.
- Mist lightly with water and store in a plastic bag between practices.
- Wet it down or steam it in the shower and wear it damp to practice.
- Put it in the dryer with 4-5 tennis balls on a low or low-medium temperature.
- Get in the shower with it on and move your arms around while wearing it.
- Run it through the washing machine (no soap) on gentle at a warm temperature setting.
- Squish it into a pillowcase and put in the dryer on low heat.
- Pound it with a baseball bat (not sure id recommend this one as it seems it could break down the foam).
- Buy a Warrior. They apparently come broken in.
Advances in chest protectors give goalies confidence to make body saves
Classic NHL games have become prevalent since the NHL season paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The games have been fun to watch, but they are also instructional. Unmasked focuses on the goalies from previous years, explaining how changes in equipment altered playing style.
This week, Unmasked looks specifically at the evolution of chest protectors. Next week, the changes in leg pads will be examined.
If there’s one thing that jumps out while watching the classic NHL games airing across multiple platforms while the NHL season is paused, it’s how different the goalies look.
St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo mentioned it this week in a casual conversation during a video call organized by the NHL, remarking to Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane about the difference in the appearance of goalies in those classic games.
The size difference in goalies and the more form-fitting pads they wear are striking. But there is also a lot of extra movement from goalies, and reaching for the puck is much more prevalent than the quieter style used by current-era goalies. Limbs are flying everywhere. By the puck-stopping standards of today, the word “flailing” comes to mind.
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltending coach Manny Legace remembers watching that generation of goalies when he was growing up and having a lot of similar questions about style.
“I was that guy that would sit there and watch the stand-up [goalies] and [New York Islanders forward] Mike Bossy coming down the wall and firing it on the ice and they’re standing up and I’m like, ‘Why aren’t you guys going down?'” said Legace, who played 365 NHL games in 11 seasons from 1998-2010. “But I didn’t realize the fear factor those goalies had.
“The mentality of the shooter was waste one by [a goalie’s] head and then throw the next one by their feet, and I didn’t realize the whole thought process in that as I was watching it as a kid. My guys didn’t shoot that hard.”
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Watching classic games and wondering how goalies got from there to where we are today, the most obvious answer is the position-specific instruction that predates similar evolutions for forwards and defensemen. While most shooters spent each offseason focused on getting bigger, stronger and faster, goalies spent time with coaches working to improve technique.
But even that coaching evolution is predated by a key change to their equipment, specifically chest protectors. It wasn’t just that the chest pads became bigger — and made goalies look bigger — but more importantly, it reduced and eventually eliminated the fear factor Legace mentioned.
The shift stared in the mid-1980s with the introduction of integrated chest-and-arm protectors that began incorporating more plastic pieces and small blocks of foam. Previously, goalies wore separate pieces of protection on their chest and arms, primarily made of felt.
“It wasn’t that protective,” said Sean Burke, who played 820 NHL games in 18 seasons from 1987-2007. “Coming out of junior [in 1986] was probably the last time I wore a two-piece upper-body [pad] where your arm protection and chest protection were two different pieces and you didn’t have elbow caps or shoulder caps. Everything was protected, but not to the degree that if you took a shot you weren’t going to feel it.
“So you just caught more pucks. You didn’t block. You didn’t go down into a butterfly position until you had to. It really has changed the way the position has been played because there’s not the same fear anymore, for sure.”
Burke, who was a goaltending coach for the Arizona Coyotes from 2009-15 and now works as a pro scout for the Montreal Canadiens, was careful to point out that the equipment needed to change as stick technology evolved and the speed of shots increased.
With the improvements, Burke said it no longer hurt as much to take a shot off the arm or body, and the need to reach and catch the puck to avoid the pain associated with blocking high shots was eliminated, allowing goalies to think about new ways to make saves.
Not all goalies see limited protection as the biggest reason for the old style.
“I think we just learned to have active hands; most of us played baseball,” said Bill Ranford, who played 647 NHL games in 15 seasons from 1985-2000 and has been the Los Angeles Kings goaltending coach since 2006. “Not getting hit was never a thought for me. We talk about it now because the arm pads are so much more protective. The old what-if scenario: ‘What if I had this better protection?'”
As Ranford, Burke and Legace each said, it still hurt to get hit in certain parts of those early integrated chest protectors, especially when struck on the arm, or around the elbow or collarbone.
As protection increased, it became easier to teach a style rooted in finding ways to move more powerfully and efficiently into position, whether on skates or knees, to be square to a shooter and take a shot off the chest.
Active hands still matter, even more so in recent years, but they are no longer a safety measure, but an additional skill.
Current goalies are comfortable being encouraged to shift their torso into harder shots, something that was unimaginable three decades ago.
“There was a lot of fear to playing goalie back then,” Legace said. “The game changed, and equipment got better, and the fear was gone, and guys started going down and then it’s just developed and developed and developed. And right now, there’s really no fear in being a goalie, and that’s why the [scoring] numbers are down and why we look at 6-5 games and 7-6 games back in the ’80s, where now it’s 2-1 and 3-2 because of the goalies.”
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- Warrior Sports
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1.1 Objective of the Study
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1.3.2 Major Regions Covered (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Mid East & Africa)
1.4 Years Considered for the Study (2015-2026)
2 Key Findings of the Study
3 Market Dynamics
3.1 Driving Factors for this Market
3.2 Factors Challenging the Market
3.3 Opportunities of the Global Ice Hockey Apparel Market (Regions, Growing/Emerging Downstream Market Analysis)
3.4 Technological and Market Developments in the Ice Hockey Apparel Market
3.5 Industry News by Region
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6 Global Ice Hockey Apparel Market-Segmentation by Application
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8 Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles
9 Global Ice Hockey Apparel Market-Segmentation by Geography
9.1 North America
9.4 Latin America
9. 5 Middle East & Africa
10 Future Forecast of the Global Ice Hockey Apparel Market from 2021-2026
10.1 Future Forecast of the Global Ice Hockey Apparel Market from 2019-2026 Segment by Region
10.2 Global Ice Hockey Apparel Production and Growth Rate Forecast by Type (2019-2026)
10.3 Global Ice Hockey Apparel Consumption and Growth Rate Forecast by Application (2019-2026)
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Ranking goalkeepers throughout NHL history is a difficult task. There are many factors to consider: absolute dominance, longevity, impact on sports, etc. For some, the number of victories and the bottom line are more important than how they were achieved. With all of these factors in mind, let’s try to rank the five best goalkeepers in NHL history:
November 1, 1959: Possibly the most fateful night in goalkeeping history.Most hockey fans know the story, but it’s worth repeating: After being punched in the face by Andy Bathgate, Plant told Canadiens head coach Tou Blake that he refused to go out on the ice without his primitive fiberglass mask. Blake lost as there was no substitute goalkeeper at hand, and the rest is history.
Goalkeepers at all levels, whether it be the Beer League or the National Hockey League, have to say a huge “thank you” to Plant every time they get the puck in the head, as he was the first to put the mask into practice.
Plant was innovative in other ways as well: he was one of the first goalkeepers to come out and support their defenders with a puck. While studying the game, Plant also took notes of his own about the opponents he faced and gave directions to his players during the game. However, he was more than just an innovator. He owned the Vezina Trophy in the 1950s, winning five in a row and two more later. With five consecutive Stanley Cups in the same decade, Plant has been at the center of one of the most dominant teams in NHL history.
Ben Bishop was extolled in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final for playing with a groin injury. While it sounds terribly painful, the list of injuries Savchak has endured and at times experienced during his career is impressive: a permanently damaged elbow, which made his left arm shorter than his right, cuts and bruises, as a result of which more than 400 stitches were applied to his face. collapsed lung, broken instep, and torn hand tendons. The wear on his back caused him a condition known as lordosis, which made him unable to sleep for more than two hours at a time.
Savchak lived a hectic life, struggling with physical ailments, as well as alcoholism and depression, which he had never cured. Nevertheless, overcoming monstrous obstacles, Savchak shone as one of the greatest goalkeepers to ever play hockey, winning four Vezina trophies, four Stanley Cups and a record 103 rusks in nearly four decades. Although his life was filled with adversity and ultimately ended tragically, his hockey career was nothing short of legendary, always considered one of the best goalkeepers ever to participate in the game.
Let’s start with the achievements: the Calder Trophy, four Vezina medals, two Olympic gold medals and three Stanley Cups. Now let’s move on to the numbers: 691 career wins, 125 career clean sheets, 24 playoff clean sheets, 28,508 career saves and three career goals. Guess what is listed? These are all NHL records, and a smart player would say that at least some of them will not be broken for a long time.
Broder was a member of one of the most strangling teams in NHL history, as the New Jersey Devils strangled their opponents in the 1990s and early 2000s with a trap in the neutral zone that changed the course of the game. Broder was the perfect person to work in a system that featured legendary defenders like Scott Niedermeier and team builder genius like Lou Lamorello. With a cool and calm demeanor, Broder was able to stay focused even when he usually only had to hit 15-20 shots per game. He often prevented teams from getting into any rhythm thanks to his dominant puck play, which was so good that the NHL actually had to set rules to limit its effectiveness.Broder is one of the most successful athletes of all time, and his records are sure to last for decades to come.
At a young age, doctors noted that Hasek had above average flexibility – a characteristic that will define most of his career. Although he became famous for his extraordinary rescues, the great Hasek was made by his bizarre understanding of the fundamentals of the position, his razor-sharp concentration in any segment of the game.
Fun fact: Hasek is the only goalkeeper ever to hit the most shots in sixty minutes and also leads the league in saves. Awards: Six Vezina trophies, two consecutive Hart trophies, two Stanley Cups and an incredible gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The Sabers that Hasek played for in the 1990s aren’t exactly defensive juggernauts, but he came very close to carrying them all the way to the finals. In addition, Hasek helped pave the way for other European goalkeepers, forcing NHL teams to put more effort into finding talent in Europe.
Broder was the winner. Hasek was dominant.Roy was both the one and the other, conquering and dominating in every possible way and shining brightest of all. Michael Jordan is revered for his fervent determination to win at all costs, but in this respect, Roy was in every way his equal. A brave contender, he led two Montreal Canadiens teams to two Stanley Cups. In the 1993 playoffs, Roy helped the Canadiens win ten straight knockout games. If there is any indication of how powerful Rua could have been, it is the last one.
The Roy Trophy Box contains four Stanley Cups, three Conn Smith Trophies and three Vezina Trophies. This makes him the only goalkeeper on this list to have Conn Smythe Trophies (awarded by the Playoff MVP), let alone three. In fact, he shaped the course of modern goalkeeping, becoming the first goalkeeper to popularize the butterfly style, and even changed the very equipment that goalkeepers wore, thanks to his close relationship with coach François Aller and the Lefebvre brothers.
Roy’s goalkeeper style, combined with new equipment, has resulted in a huge influx of goalkeepers from the province of Quebec.Athletes in the provinces, who once idolized such great scorers as Maurice Richard and Guy Lafleur, now wanted to become goalkeepers, which was unheard of at the time. The quality of goalkeepers has improved in the league, which has played a large role in the steady decline in performance. No goalkeeper combines the absolute dominance, team success, and influence on sport that Rua had, making him the greatest goalkeeper of all time.
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And finally, the best saves of all time:
Why Andrey Vasilevsky is now the best goalkeeper in the world and how he develops further
Incredible 48 hours
Amazing statistics of Vasilevsky during the current championship: 19 wins in 23 matches, 93.2% of reflected shots at odds reliability 1.90.”Vezin” Vasilevsky was already given at the end of the season in which he the numbers were steep but less impressive (92.5%, 2.40).
The fact that Andrey claims to be the best goalkeeper in the league in the season immediately following the Tampa championship the best characterizes him as a person. It never stops. Of one talent Vasilevsky probably would have had enough to play for a good the KHL team, but it does not suit him.
He is familiar with the concept of responsibility.At that moment, when Vasilevsky’s career reached a new level, he became a father. Initially 2015 Andrei has not yet made his way to the base of “Tampa”, but he was already involved in it from “Surakyuz”, where at first he did not succeed in everything. Even as unique as It took Andrei time to adapt to North American hockey, and he went through it at an accelerated pace.
It was during this period that he had an incredible stretch. In 48 hours Vasilevsky won the first AHL match for Syracuse, then went to the NHL, led Tampa to victory, and then learned that his child was born.And all this at 21. Even the head coach of Lightning was impressed John Cooper, who congratulated the goalkeeper at the press conference.
Any other in the place of Vasilevsky from such cargo responsibility could break. Radical life changes can be serious influence career development. And goalkeepers are people of a fine mental organization, they need to be in harmony with themselves. Vasilevsky is not afraid of responsibility, he accepts it and, such an impression, is fueled by this feeling.
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Before my eyes is an example of a father – Andrei Vasilevsky Sr. He not only trained the Tampa keeper as a person, but also made him a top-tier player. Vasilevsky Sr.in an interview recalled the mistakes of his youth that influenced for a career.
“In 1987 he became the first goalkeeper in” Salavat “and the next passed a year – “caught a star”, began to speak more, work less.At the same time he got married, a daughter was born, an apartment was needed. Well, Sergei Mikhailovich Mikhalev competently told me: “There is Neftekamsk, they need to stay in the second league of the USSR championship, they give an apartment there ”. So I went. There for a year and a half won back. But my tongue is my enemy. They exchanged me further to Tomsk. And then I realized that it’s about me, I reconsidered my views. And in two seasons I got into the top three the best goalkeepers of the second league, then there were 54 teams playing there ”.
The father did everything to make his son’s career develop in a different way.At the same time, he did not drive any pressure into the gate, he allowed him to choose role. On the contrary, the father saw the attacker in the youngest son and it was on this position he started in hockey, but then decided to become a goalkeeper.Andrey Vasilevsky. Source: NHL
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For Lightning head coach Cooper Vasilevsky became the basis for building a champion model in which defenders can pay much more attention to the constructive in the attack.
This does not mean that Tampa is playing with Vasilevsky at the goal completely unprotected. But Lightning players are free and relaxed because they know that the goalkeeper will give the team a chance in any situation: whether it is an open throw from close range or finishing at close range after a rebound.
Defenders can focus on controlling the puck and maintaining positional attacks in the off-zone. They get the opportunity to take risks when making the first pass. Lightning is very dangerous during transitions possession, as defenders try to immediately deliver the puck to the gap.Largely thanks to Vasilevsky and his amazing abilities, Tampa is playing revolutionary hockey – where five players on the court are not rigidly tied to positions.
If you remember Cooper’s Lightning sample finals of the Stanley Cup 2015, then in philosophy it was a different team, although Vasilevsky has already made his debut at goal, replacing the injured Ben Bishop. She possessed no less talent in attack than now, but played in a more suitable for the playoffs style – with an eye on defense and goalkeeper action.
Since then, Cooper has gone through several unsuccessful seasons and yet managed to carve out a new style that led to the Stanley Cup. And he understands that without a unique goalkeeper by the name of Vasilevsky, he would have failed.Andrey Vasilevsky. Source: NHL
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Andrey Vasilevsky = talent. At 16, he played his first junior world championship and made his debut in the MHL for “Tolpar”.At 17 led junior to the bronze medals, reflecting 38 shots in the match for third place against Canada. Then he went to the youth world championships three times, from which he brought silver and two bronzes. At the age of 20, he became the world champion in the adult national team of Oleg Znarka, before dragging Salavat Yulaev to the semi-finals of the Gagarin Cup.
When at the junior level a guy is hired for two years younger, this speaks of his frantic potential. Someone will remember how he swam in the semifinals against Canada at the 2012 MFM, when the Russian national team almost lost match from the score 6: 1.One hundred percent there are selections with stupid goals that Vasilevsky missed at different stages of his career. These are local failures.
By the age of 26, Andrey has a scattering of medals from various tournaments in the national teams, a prize for the best goalkeeper of the NHL “Vezina Trophy”, Stanley Cup, won with Tampa last fall and a $ 9.5 million a year contract until the end of the 2027/28 season.
And a pancake and a trap: who is the coolest goalkeeper in the KHL – Hockey news
On October 31, hockey goalkeepers celebrate their professional holiday – those on whose game the outcome of any match directly depends.Is it possible to imagine ice battles without the cool saves of these reckless and, at the same time, the most focused guys on the court? On behalf of the editorial board of Sovetsky Sport, we congratulate all the ice guards of the goal and wish them a great game and bright victories. We present the now traditional rating of the best KHL goalkeepers at the moment from the hockey expert, the goalkeeper of the Russian national team in the mid-2000s Alexander Fomichev .
“At the moment, there are three goalkeepers in the league.Their game is bright, technical, with a minimum of mistakes. They occupy the top lines of the rating. The other six – stand fairly evenly relative to each other, and here the number on the list is more nominal than showing superiority. It is worth noting that this year the league is very equal. There are no obvious leaders, except for CSKA and Ak Bars, and this is reflected in the goalkeepers’ play, ”says the expert.
So who are these stick, trap and pancake heroes?
1.Ilya Sorokin (CSKA)
Statistics for the 2019/20 season: 13 games 9 wins; 94.5% of reflected shots; safety factor 1.28; 3 zero matches
Number one in the league now, of course, is Ilya Sorokin. The best player in the KHL finals last season. He plays for the best team in the league. Well, the best goalkeeper is for the best team. After winning the Gagarin Cup, it was somehow noticeable that he had played enough in the KHL – he had no special incentive.Only remained in the Russian national team to prove himself, and then he, most likely, will go overseas. Fast, mobile, very technical. Last year I took the Cup, this year I have to defend my championship by raising the cup over my head again. This is the motivation for Sorokin.
2. Juha Metsola (Salavat Yulaev)
20; ten; 93.6%; 1.80; 2
Finnish goalkeeper with small dimensions.Very fast, great moves along the goal area. If necessary, it can quickly roll out to reduce the angle of fire. And with all this, he is a fighter! He calmly endures all the failures that happen during the championship or in the playoffs. Ufa guessed it by signing Juha from Khabarovsk Amur, where he spent several seasons. Metsola was voted the best goalkeeper in the KHL last season. Now he is trying to confirm his status.
3. Magnus Hellberg (SKA)
6; 2; 91.3%; 1.80
Missed the start of the season due to injury. In addition, the competition in SKA is high – here and Samonov, and Melnichuk , and Kochetkov was. Left Shesterkin . Most likely, Hellberg will be considered a potential number one in SKA, but it still needs to be proven through the game. Magnus is gradually gaining shape – a very large and tall goalkeeper. His height is 197 centimeters, but at the same time Hellberg remains very mobile, correctly positioned in the goal and reads the game well.
4. Edward Pasquale (Barys)
15; 7; 93.8%; 1.72; 1
Barys needed a second goalkeeper. Henrik Karlsson was the main one for several seasons, but they still could not find a good second number. Pasquale was signed, and he shows himself great and outplays Carlsson in many ways. Maybe he is not so tall, but still overall – 191 centimeters.Mobile. I watched him a lot and I can say that this goalkeeper has no weaknesses for the KHL level. Barys guessed right with the signing of this guy.
5. Juho Olkinuora (“Admiral”)
16; nine; 93.8%; 2.21; 3
In the preseason there were questions with him – he took too much on himself, often played with a club both in his goal area and outside it. But in the season everything fell into place – he completely balanced his game.Such a very typical Finnish goalkeeper. And most importantly, for now, it seems, he is ready to play for Admiral, a team that flies a lot and does not have the strongest roster. So far, Olkinuora has brought success to the sailors.
6. Vasily Koshechkin (Metallurg)
21; 7; 93.5%; 1.95; 3
One of the Russian veterans of our league. Not a very good start to the season for both Magnitka and Koshechkin himself.Maybe everything was done less successfully at Metallurg this year. But gradually both Vasily and his teammates found their game. Koshechkin is fine! He knows what he can. Dimensional. It gets better from match to match, and at the moment we see the same Vasily as he was in those seasons when Magnitka became the champion.
7. Yakub Kovarzh (“Avtomobilist”)
20; eight; 92.6%; 2.32; 2
In my opinion, Avtomobilist’s most useful player last season.And this is a great start. He helped out his partners at the right time. Very flexible, healthy moves from one position to another. But we see that something happened to Avtomobilist in October. The game did not go well for the whole team, including Yakub. It doesn’t look that bright. Now Yekaterinburg is suffering a series of defeats. Avtomobilist does not succeed in many things. The team starts with the goalkeeper, so Yakub must help the guys get together, give them confidence with his game. After all, Kovar is still the top goalkeeper of our league.
8. Igor Bobkov (Avangard)
16; ten; 92.5%; 1.80; 2
Bobkov last season proved that he can play in a top club both in the regular season and in the playoffs, when his team reached the final, losing to CSKA there. It can be seen that Igor’s mistakes have become significantly less than in previous years. One can feel the trust Bob Hartley in relation to Bobkov.Igor feels this too. And it adds from match to match, reaching a new level.
9. Adam Reideborn (Ak Bars)
16; 12; 92.2%; 1.99; 1
Swedish goalkeeper who has played in his home league for the last two years. And it was there that he twice became the best goalkeeper in Sweden. When Ak Bars was looking for a gate guard, it was no coincidence that the choice fell on this country – there is a serious level of hockey players in Sweden, they can play stably for several seasons.Adam confirms his level – he can play in the top KHL team and make a minimum of mistakes.
10. Lars Johansson (CSKA)
9; 7; 93.9%; 1.23; 3
Sorokin’s replacement. Ilya gets more playing time, but Lars always goes on the ice at the right time and shows his class. This happens both in the regular season and in the playoffs. Johansson is outwardly very calm, does not show any emotions, is completely focused on the game and is ready to endure, to sit on the bench, if necessary.A real, team player, that’s why he’s been playing for CSKA for the third year. Well, the Moscow army team is calm – if suddenly Sorokin gets injured or cannot play, then Lars will be able to replace him with dignity.
I would also like to mention these three goalkeepers, because they pleasantly surprise this season:
Alexander Samonov (Vityaz / SKA)
9; 6; 96.0%; 1.34; 2
Now he plays for SKA, but so far his main merits were during the game for Vityaz Podolsk, when he and Yezhov went through the match. Samonov acted more successfully. Alexander does not possess any phenomenal technique, but he is great at choosing a position. Due to this instinct, he played well for Vityaz. Now he is trying to apply this in SKA. And here he has serious competitors – Hellberg and Melnichuk. Let’s wish Samonov good luck in the new club.
Evgeny Alikin (Amur)
12; 5; 94.0%; 1.89; 2
Well competes with Marek Langhamer . In some moments, he even replays him. We know how hard it is to play in Khabarovsk – flights, time difference … But Evgeny has been there for the fourth season and is doing an excellent job, while he is stable. A relatively young guy, he is 25 years old – there is an opportunity to develop and get better.
Timur Bilyalov (Ak Bars)
9; 6; 96.0%; 1.01; 4
I am very happy for Timur! He made his way through the Major League, showed himself there. It did not work for him to immediately gain a foothold in the “Ak Bars”. But last season for Dinamo Riga was phenomenal, and now in Kazan he gets enough playing time and goes to every game charged, with positive emotions and due to them, and acts! The guy who is hungry for the game proves in every match that he deserves a place at the Ak Bars goal.
OUR HEARTS WANT CHANGE
And, finally, I would like to note the goalkeepers, from whom we expect more. We wish them to catch their game as soon as possible, because we are sure that the slogan from one advertising video is 100% applicable to them – “You can do everything!”
Ilya Konovalov (Lokomotiv)
15; 4; 90.6%; 2.63; 2
Like the rest of Lokomotiv, Ilya’s game is not similar to the level it was a year ago.Two seasons for Yaroslavl. A technical goalkeeper who does everything correctly and on time, but now he cannot read the game as before. I need to catch my game … I think this should happen soon. Then everything will level out for both Konovalov and Lokomotiv.
Vasily Demchenko (Traktor)
17; 7; 92.6%; 2.26
This goalkeeper is 25 years old and spends his seventh season with Traktor.Number one, no questions asked. But this season is more difficult. The new head coach Peteris Skudra can also put pressure on him. Here you need to get used to playing under constant pressure, maybe that’s why Demchenko is not doing everything yet. But the technique, movement, a sense of position are at their best.
Dmitry Shikin (Sochi)
18; 6; 90.7%; 2.50; 1
He has been playing on the shores of the Black Sea for 6 seasons, but the latter remained in the shadow of Konstantin Barulin .Yes, Shikin got playing time, but he wanted more. Now he has a chance to become number one, but it is clear that so far he cannot play many matches without substitutions. Somewhere Dmitry is not enough for this … Although he has a great reaction and has everything to play for any KHL team.90,000 Terry Savchuk: biography, scars and career
Terry Savchuk was supposed to be Taras, but the passport officer decided to add the name Terrence to the Canadian documents. The mother of the future hockey player Anna Savchuk was born in Ukraine, but grew up in Canada, where she married the farmer Louis.In 1929, a second son was born in the family, who was destined to endure a lot of suffering, but become a legend.
Together with his older brother Terry, he often skipped school playing hockey. Once their father saw their game, but he saw talent in the eldest son. The next day, the couple spent most of their savings on gear for Mike. Terrence was jealous of his older brother, because he had already fallen in love with hockey.
During one of the training sessions, Terry threw a stone, practicing throws, and hit Mike in the chest.A heart defect, which no one knew about, did not allow the boy to be taken to the hospital.
This was the first test on the road to recognition. After spending several months looking at his brother’s shin guards, Terry decided by all means to complete his business and become a goalkeeper.
At the age of 12, the boy faced his first serious injury – during a rugby match, he unsuccessfully fell on his hand, as a result of which the ulna was shattered into 60 pieces. Doctors saved the hand for almost a day, and after healing, the sore hand became 8 cm shorter.
During hockey matches, Savchuk never dodged pucks, only frowned, feeling discomfort, because this is nothing in comparison with plaster and knitting needles. It was this courage that attracted Detroit, and when the goalkeeper turned 18, he was invited by Red Wings, having written a promotion check for 2 thousand dollars.
Terry’s professional career began with a face injury – the puck flew into the goalkeeper’s eye. During 21 seasons in the NHL, Savchuk was under a scalpel about a hundred times and in most cases his face was stitched up, which left 400 scars.Then protective masks were worn only by cowards or losers, to which Terrence did not rank himself, and they became mandatory only by the 60s.
In 1954, another terrible event happened in the life of the goalkeeper – he got into a car accident. The result is numerous fractures, concussion, twisted shoulders, and just a pile of organs. The Boston Bruins took up the treatment of the hockey player, and the following year the legend returned to the ice and took the Stanley Cup.
A distinctive feature of Savchuk was his stance.Due to arthritis, he could not stand evenly for the entire match, so he leaned almost 90 degrees. Without realizing it, he set the trend, until now it is in this position that you can often see goalkeepers in hockey matches.
As a result of frequent anesthesia, Terry fell ill with mononucleosis. A blood disease tormented him with fevers, headaches and weight loss. And despite all this, he still continued to play, defending the gates of Toronto, Los Angeles, and then New York.
Death overtook the legendary keeper during one of the fights, when his spleen burst, and he could no longer survive another operation.
During his grandiose career, the Canadian of Ukrainian descent won four Stanley Cups, four times became the NHL’s Best Goalkeeper, and in his 1024 matches he played 103 dry, and this is an absolute record.
Keeper of that time cannot be compared with the present, however, many believe that since Savchuk played, no one played – neither before him, nor after.
Yoni Ortio is the best goalkeeper of the seventh week of the KHL – News – Press center
The Commission to determine the best hockey players of the Championship of the Continental Hockey League – the Championship of Russia, based on the statistics of the players’ performances provided by the statistics department of the KHL Central Information Bureau and the analytical evaluation of matches, determined the winners of the seventh week of the tournament in four nominations.
Last week, there were 30 games in which 550 players (38 goalkeepers, 186 defenders and 326 forwards) took part.
Yoni Ortio. Photo: Marat Akimzhanov
– Yoni Ortio (Barys) was recognized as the best goalkeeper, having won three away matches of the week (including one – by zero). 76 shots were made at his goal (on average 25.3 per game), of which the goalkeeper reflected 94.74%. The reliability factor (the average number of pucks conceded in 60 game minutes) was 1.32.Ortio’s segment without conceded washers was 96 minutes 15 seconds.
Lawrence Piluth. Photo: Pavel Tabarchuk
– was recognized as the best defender Lawrence Piluth (“Tractor”), who together with the team won three matches of the week (including two away games) and scored two assists. The defender of the Chelyabinsk club did not complete any of the matches with negative utility, with an overall rating of (+3). Piluth made 7 shots on goal, on average spent 22 minutes 23 seconds on the ice, and also 9 blocked shots.
Andrey Chibisov. Photo: Ilnar Tukhbatov
– Andrey Chibisov (Metallurg Mg) was recognized as the best striker, who together with the team won two of the three matches of the week and scored 5 (2 + 3) points in them (the best result). The striker club from Magnitogorsk has an assistant double against Neftekhimik. Chibisov did not complete any of the matches with a negative utility score with an overall score of (+2).
Amir Miftakhov.Photo: Ilnar Tukhbatov
– the goalkeeper Amir Miftakhov (“Ak Bars”) was recognized as the best newcomer, who together with the team scored a zero victory in the match against “Amur”, which became the first for the 20-year-old goalkeeper of the Kazan club in the KHL. In the second match, against Barys, Miftakhov conceded the only goal in overtime. 48 shots were made at his goal (on average 24 per game), of which the goalkeeper reflected 97.92% (the best result of the week). The reliability coefficient (the average number of goals conceded in 60 game minutes) was 0.