rt of the defense, which also includes three defenders in men’s field lacrosse. A goalie must be a strong communicator to command the defense, possess sharp field vision to anticipate plays and see both the off-ball and on-ball side, and have fast reflexes.
The goalie is also the first player to initiate the transition on a save. This is called clearing the ball. When a goalie successfully clears the ball to a teammate running upfield, his or her team can advance towards the offensive half. Throwing the ball accurately and with pace is more difficult with the goalie stick, whose large head size slows down the whip effect that is seen on attacker’s shots and midfielder’s passes.
Each goalie has a unique style of play. Some are stronger angle goalies, goaltenders whose primary strategy is to take away angles from the shooter by positioning himself squared up to the attacker. Compared to a reflex goalie, an angle goalie reacts less often to fakes and does not guess before the ball is shot. Another style of play is a reflex goalie, who typically makes reaction saves. Reflex goalies perform well against close in shots when there is less time to react to the ball’s flight. A skilled goaltender must understand both angle saves and reflex saves.
Goalies can use their stick, body or feet to make a save, but they are not allowed to use their hands.
Because the position puts them squarely in front of shots that can top 100 miles per hour and players who dive into the crease, goalies require additional protective equipment. In addition to shoulder pads, a helmet, gloves and face mask, goalies also wear a chest protector. Some goalies choose to wear shinguards and elbow pads as well. The goalie helmet is slightly different than that of a field player, with an additional neck guard attachment.
The goalie stick is also shaped differently compared to a long pole or a regular stick. Regulation dictates that a goalie crosse must be between 40 and 72 inches including the shaft and the stick head. The goalie stick’s head is larger and rounder than a field position player’s stick.
Positioning on the Field
The goalie occupies the crease area of his or her team’s defensive half. While goalies are allowed to leave the crease and handle the ball outside the crease, there are restrictions, detailed below in the special rules section.
Individually a goalie will adopt an athletic stance, keeping the knees bent slightly and the stick up and ready, especially when the attack is within the critical scoring area. When watching a goalie, you will notice them following the ball and repositioning their body with each pass or dodge by the attack. This is to cut off the angles for an open shot.
A goalie’s performance is tracked by some key statistics, most notably the save percentage. The save percentage is the number of saves divided by the number of shots on goal. Playing time is also another indicator of top performance, and although shutouts reflect the strength of the defense as a whole, more shutouts represent more feathers in an individual goalie’s cap.
There are a few special rules applying to the goalie that fans should know about. The first is the four-second rule. The four-second rule in men’s lacrosse is the maximum length of time that the goaltender may remain within the goal crease area while he has possession of the ball. The goaltender is allowed to pass the ball out of the crease before four seconds has elapsed.
The second is the five-second rule. The five-second count in lacrosse is the length of time that the goaltender has to reenter the goal area after a restart.
Best 3 Lacrosse Complete Goalie Sticks Reviewed
Contrary to what most lacrosse players believe, goalies have the most important role to play in a lacrosse game. Yes, we all agree that lacrosse goalies can’t win a match by scoring goals but without their proactivity, you will be never be able to defend a score no matter how many times, your attacking players have invaded the turf of your opponent team. But in order to defend the goal and to give the players a fighting chance to win the game, you need to get your goalie equipped with the right set of equipment otherwise they might fail to live up to the mark. Of all the goalie equipment, Lacrosse Goalie Stick is the most underrated. But Lacrosse Goalie Sticks can change the color of the game if you decide to settle for the cheaper ones.
Now, finding the right lacrosse goalie stick is easier said than done. To make your job easier, here we have listed the most popular lacrosse goalie sticks that money can buy. Take a look and let us know what you think about them –
Best 3 Lacrosse Complete Goalie Sticks
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1. STX Shield 100 Strung Lax Goalie Stick (CSSh20)
STX Shield 100 Strung Lax Goalie Stick (CSSh20) is designed for the young and aspiring goalies who want to make a real difference in the field by making some spectacular saves. Who doesn’t want to bask in the glory in a lacrosse game right? Of course, you do, and which is why you need to gear up with this STX Shield 100 Strung Lax Goalie Stick which is primarily designed for entry-level players. STX Shield 100 Strung Lax Goalie Stick comes standard with a prestrung pocket and it has got an alloy handle. Patented STX design makes it super easy for the goalies to clear the balls and it can take a lot of abuses. Easy groundball pick up is made possible by its unique head shape.
2. STX Lacrosse Eclipse 2 Complete Goalie Stick
STX Lacrosse Eclipse 2 Complete Goalie Stick is undoubtedly the most popular lacrosse goalie stick available in the market as of now. STX Lacrosse Eclipse 2 Complete Goalie Stick is extremely lightweight and is stiff enough to withstand impacts. Experience superior groundball pickups thanks to its new and improved Scoop design. Secure grip is ensured by its new ergonomic design. STX Lacrosse Eclipse 2 Complete Goalie Stick comes fitted with 12-diamond semi-hard mesh. STX Lacrosse Eclipse 2 Complete Goalie Stick allows users to customize it the way they like by testing different pocket styles. It comes fitted with an STX Outlet™ goalie handle and STX Memory Mesh 12D™.
3. STX Mini Eclipse Lacrosse Goalie Stick
STX Mini Eclipse Lacrosse Goalie Stick is designed for those goalies who want to get their hands on lacrosse goalie sticks that can take a lot of abuse during the training and practice sessions. It is a cheaper and miniature model of a standard lacrosse goalie stick so that you can practice a lot without damaging your favorite stick in the process. A perfect fusion of flexibility and stiffness, STX Mini Eclipse Lacrosse Goalie Stick has got chrome metal handle and soft mesh pocket.
Ball-E: Automated Robotic Lacrosse Goalie Trainer | Imagine RIT
The Bi-Axial Autonomous Lacrosse Learning Evaluator (Ball-E) is a plug-and-play solution designed to shoot lacrosse balls at 30 to 100 mph every 5 to 10 seconds anywhere from 5-20 yards on 9 locations on the net.
Why did this project come to fruition? Training a lacrosse team is resource intensive, and a lacrosse goalie needs a lot of one-on-one practice. The problem is that coaches are often unavailable, especially for youth teams, and many coaches are parent volunteers who are not well-versed in the sport. This not only leaves lack of proper training, but also a void for getting proper feedback. Riley Lawrence, a middle-school lacrosse player from Brighton Youth Lacrosse, came up with an idea for this robotic lacrosse goalie trainer that would not require anyone else for running a goalie training session. Moreover, Ball-E can record sessions and offload them to a USB stick so that you can show the video later for feedback.
In terms of actual practice, you can create goalie profiles and customize drills and save all this information into Ball-E. This allows for an automated system for one-on-one goalie training with Ball-E without a human being around. If you create a goalie profile, you can track your progress with what drills you have done.
It is important to note that goal shots can come from anywhere. That is why Ball-E has a sophisticated pitch and yaw system which allows shots from various angles from the net, so that the aspiring goalie can be prepared for a shot from anywhere.
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Women’s Lacrosse: Q&A with Meg Hickey, Emergency Goalie Extraordinaire
By Joe Eachus
As the pandemic-shortened 2021 NCAA lacrosse season winds down to a close, all eleven of the seniors on the Boston University women’s lacrosse team have just a few more games left in their college careers. All have made valuable contributions to the squad during their time on Comm. Ave., but none stood out more during an April 4 game than senior attacker Meg Hickey, who stepped between the pipes as an emergency backup and heroically made 10 saves to help the Terriers rout Lafayette, 18-7.
Let's talk about Meg Hickey 🗣
Meg stepped up HUGE today with 🔟 saves!
An attacker, who was a high school soccer goalie, did whatever was needed to help the team.
Definition of a selfless teammate right here. pic.twitter.com/xb8v2tMQGR
— BU Women's Lacrosse (@TerrierLacrosse) April 4, 2021
Meg took some time to chat with me on Thursday about her time at BU, her experience with being a Division I athlete before and during COVID, and, of course, last Sunday’s performance.
Joe Eachus: Since coming to BU four years ago, how do you think you’ve grown, both as a player and as a person?
Meg Hickey: “I honestly think that my experience at BU has been unique, definitely. I struggled with injury my junior year, so that was truly one of my biggest growing points, as far as being a person and an athlete. A lot of times you don’t think about how your life is going to change or how things are going to be harder, and that’s helped me grow as both a person and an athlete. I’m learning to roll with the punches and do whatever role that you’re put into to the absolute best of your ability, both on the field and off the field. So I think that definitely helped me learn as a person off the field as well, because there’s always going to be adversity and you’re not always going to be able to see into the future.”
JE: On the theme of growth, by my count there are ten other seniors on the roster. What’s your relationship like with them and how has that changed over the course of your time together?
MH: “From day one, we came in and were such a tight knit group, and I think that having so many of us with so many different personalities has been amazing. There’s always somebody to go to, and you have 10 different people to call your best friends. Freshman year you always come in a little nervous and unsure of what you’ve signed up for, so definitely just having the support of those girls, and the support we all have for each other, is something that I’ve never had before in my life and it’s helped me to be the person and player I am today.”
JE: Yeah, I’m a current freshman, so I kind of know what that’s like to come in completely blind. Definitely great to have a group from day one.
MH: “Exactly, you have a built in friend group! In my grade there are 11 of us, and then with the rest of the team there’s 30 of us, so couldn’t ask for a tighter-knit group.”
JE: Are there any of the younger players, freshmen or sophomores, that you’ve taken on a mentorship role with?
MH: “Yeah, definitely. We used to have a big dog/little dog system set up by the coaches, but we all really buy into it and really enjoy that aspect of the team. Vic Tormey, she’s a sophomore, was my little dog, and she’s somebody I definitely took under my wing, as a human and as a lacrosse player, so I always have an eye out for her, just like the junior that I had when I was a little dog. Tobey Tick, she’s a freshman, I’ve kind of taken a closer eye to her in practice and tried to help her out the best I can, because it’s so tough coming in and playing at a completely different level with people you’ve never played with before.
“Rules are different, so there’s a lot to adjust to. I think that just having somebody there to look out for you is one of the most important things you can have when you’re here, especially someone older than you. My big dog when I was a freshman was Katie Belval, and the way she took me under her wing was so incredibly helpful to me, and I couldn’t have done these four years without her, so I really valued taking a closer eye on the underclassmen and making sure I was available to help in any way that I could.”
JE: You mentioned the adjustment from high school lacrosse to college lacrosse. Can you go into what that’s like?
MH: “Absolutely. I think for a lot of us, we’re recruited very young, for the most part. Now they’ve changed the rules as far as when recruiting can start, but a lot of us were recruited before that. We weren’t all necessarily from areas that played at such a high level. Especially for me, personally, I’m from a very small town, so it was a huge adjustment for me just as far as the pace and style of play, the ins and outs of game knowledge. Things even as simple as playing a 4-on-5, or a 6-on-5, where you’re man up/man down, there’s so many logistics that go into those little things that I wasn’t super keen on coming in, and that’s also the case for a lot of our younger guys coming in.
“There are also some different rules at the collegiate level, such as the ability to self-start on the whistle, so I think it comes down to the speed and quickness of both mind and body. I also think physicality is a big one, because they let us play a lot in college, which I personally am thankful for! It adds a whole other aspect to the game, where your body has to be stronger, you have to be smarter, you have to learn to literally go through the hits and roll with the punches, and learning to play at a high speed while still being physical and staying strong.”
JE: Now that your college career is in its final chapters, has that set in yet? Or are you just taking it day-by-day, game-by-game?
MH: “Yeah, I think it definitely hits you when you move back in for your last semester. Just thinking ‘Wow, this is it.’ But as we settle into the season, we just take it day by day and look forward to the next game. With last year, where our season was cut short so suddenly, we’re just grateful. Especially with me, I just take it day by day and I’m so thankful to be out there. Especially with the nice weather recently, can’t complain about that. It’s so great to be out there every day and just be proud of the group we have and be grateful for every day that we have to get better, be with the team, and enjoy the rest of this experience.”
JE: You did mention the pause last year and subsequent quarantine that seemingly never ended. If you can take a time machine back there for a second, what was your mindset like when they paused the season?
MH: “It honestly feels like yesterday. When you get into the season, days just go so quickly. In a normal year, we play two games a week. Every day, you’re just looking ahead to the next game, then the next game happens, you move onto the next game, and so on. The spring semester usually flies by for us, so it was a shock for us. We were going into the team room, getting ready for practice, scouting for the next game, and then Coach told us that they were pausing the season, which ended up being for the rest of the year. A lot of us were very emotional.
“It isn’t necessarily a reaction you knew how to have, since this wasn’t something any of us have ever gone through in our lifetimes. It was a tough realization, knowing that we weren’t going to come back to play out the rest of the season and spend the rest of the year with our teammates. Even classes, being able to walk down Comm. Ave. and go to class, its such a great experience on a beautiful campus, and now we’re sitting in our room on our computers for class. I wish I had appreciated the times that I had. I had two and a half years of normalcy, and you think you’re finally in a groove, and then all of a sudden everything gets turned upside down and you have to figure things out again. But that’s life.”
JE: It’s sort of like you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone, right?
JE: Speaking of COVID times, how has this year been different, as far as the adjustment for both you and the team?
MH: “It’s been strange, especially from a team chemistry standpoint. In the fall, we were only allowed to practice in “pods,” which were smaller groups, and the team was broken into four pods. So especially with the younger guys, freshmen and sophomores both (since we didn’t get a full year with the sophomores), not being able to play in a 7-on-7 setting and things like that. The highest numbers they let us do in the fall was just a 3-on-3. So coming into the spring, it was really exciting to be able to practice and play with the whole team. Having us all together and moving forward with what we were used to was great.”
JE: So, instead of just taking about lacrosse, let’s talk about you as a person for a bit. Outside of lacrosse, what are some of your favorite hobbies or activities?
MH: “I really enjoy cooking! That’s one of my favorite things to do when I come home from practice, make up a good lunch or dinner. That’s one of my favorites. I also really enjoy just getting outside and hanging out with my friends and family. Being outside is something I’ve loved ever since I was young. I think that’s what really drew me into sports, to be honest. Being active, being able to go for walks. Obviously, we’re in such a beautiful city, being able to go down by the water to take in the views. Things I never personally experienced back home. Coming to a big city was very eye-opening for me, and I think that being able to have those opportunities and step into a whole new life that I was so excited to start.”
JE: So, when did you first start lacrosse? Not necessarily your first time playing on an organized team, but can you remember the first time you held a stick in your hands?
MH: “I think it was fourth or fifth grade, I started pretty late. I was a big softball player when I was younger, and my dad was always telling me he wanted to see something a little more fast-paced when he was coming to games, ‘C’mon Megan, I really think you’d like lacrosse, you should try it out.’ Maryland, where I’m from, is a bigger lacrosse area, so a bunch of my friends were playing, a bunch of his friends’ kids were playing, so he was like ‘C’mon, just try it out.’ So I was still playing softball, and my dad was like ‘just go to this lacrosse practice,’ and I showed up and never looked back.
“The first day, I remember the coach was friends with my dad, and he went up after and was like “I think she could play in college one day,” and my dad said “come on, she’s in fourth grade, we’re not thinking like that, I just want to watch something a little more exciting!” Honestly though, that’s why having somebody to really buy into you and have faith in you is such a good thing, and it’s honestly necessary for anything in life. Having the support of your family and coaches and things like that is so important for an athlete. But yeah, I never looked back after that. I quit softball, joined the lacrosse team, and here I am.”
JE: What’s your fondest lacrosse memory at any level?
MH: “I gotta tell you, I really think that it was this weekend. I had such an amazing experience watching our team come together, that was something I’d never seen before. Playing with this group of girls has been incredible. It’s been one of the best experiences of my whole life. Just watching people come together in unforeseen circumstances, where we’re missing starters, and not the same people are there to start each game. So, watching people step up and fill roles that they hadn’t been put into before was amazing to watch.
“It was so fun to see our whole team come together. I mean, the offense was completely clicking, Kenzie [Irvine] and Emily [Vervlied] has a great game down there. We had Michelle [Seger] and Ryann Gaffney, who had struggled with injuries in the past, get some of their first goals in a while. Our defense really came together, and I can’t say enough about that. They had such an incredible game, and they had my back, I had their back, and I really believe that’s why it worked out in our favor.”
JE: On the topic of Sunday, when did you find out it would be you between the pipes for the game?
MH: “I found out two days before the game. In the past, we had had another situation where we only had one of our goalies. So it was kind of like ‘Oh, what happens if Arielle [Hammer] gets hurt, who’s going to step in?’ And I guess the team was chatting and somebody told [Morton] that I had played soccer goalie in the past, and I was like ‘Yeah, I’ll try it out,’ but at this time I hadn’t really thought that it would happen, but if Arielle went down and I needed to step in, I’d at least be a body in the goal.
“So we found out two days before the game that we weren’t going to have either of our goalies, and our third goalie Reilly Agres is hurt, so it was shocking, but I was excited. Two days before gameday at practice, I got in net for the first time. Luckily we have [Brittany Dipper,] one of the best goalies to have ever played college lacrosse on our coaching staff so that was really exciting for me to be able to learn from her and absorb all the knowledge she had, and do my best, and luckily it worked out in my favor this weekend.
JE: I was gonna ask if you had played any sort of goalie ever, but obviously you mentioned soccer, but before Friday, had you ever even held a lacrosse goalie stick before?
MH: “I played soccer goalie for a very long time, but I had only played lacrosse goalie when I went on a trip to England as a high school junior. One of our goalies really wanted to score a goal, so our coaches were like ‘we’re really doing this for fun and for the experience, so if somebody will step in goal for you, then absolutely you can get out there and try to score a goal.’ So for one game (I actually think we were in Scotland at the time), I stepped in for the first time, and I was terrible! I was really bad. So I was a little bit nervous this weekend. But yeah, that’s the only other time I played goalie.”
JE: With that being said, what was the mentality like going into Sunday, both for you and in the locker room?
MH: “I think we went into this game knowing that we had a lot of people in positions they hadn’t been in. So for me, my mentality was that I had nothing to lose. I stepped in there and was determined to do my absolute best. The whole team really bought into that and we had a lot of girls in different positions, and they had the same mentality I did. We had conversations for the two days leading up, ‘whatever it takes, whatever it takes,’ so we were all so excited. People were excited to get opportunities they hadn’t necessarily had before, and people just really bought into a team mentality this weekend.
“Things were clicking all over the field. We couldn’t have done it had the midfield not been clicking, had Jen Barry not been incredible on the draw controls, had Kenzie [Irvine] and Emily [Vervlied] not combined for so many points [Editor’s note: 16!], and had our defense not done such a great job. That’s really what made everything click, that pregame mentality. We were all really excited and determined to do whatever it took to pull out a win.”
JE: Yeah, they were saying on the broadcast that there were fifteen players out! So it seems like it went from almost the worst possible situation to the best possible situation because everyone stepped up and did their job, to quote Bill Belichick, and you guys went out there and kicked ass.
MH: “Yeah, that’s definitely what led us to success, the mentality of everybody stepping up. Like I said earlier, it’s my favorite sports memory that I’ve ever been a part of. Watching girls who work hard in practice every single day get their moment to shine, and take advantage of it was just awesome.”
JE: What was it like postgame, going into the locker room, sort of being the “hero of the game?”
MH: “It was incredible. I think hero is definitely a strong word, because there were so many things that went into making it such a great win for us. Everything clicking everywhere on the field, so going into the locker room, we were so excited and so proud of what we had done as a team. We weren’t really sure what the game plan was going to be, obviously we had a game play but we knew things would change throughout based on what Lafayette was doing against us. A lot of in-game coaching from our coaching staff, as well.
“Part of that came from timeouts and things like that. People going into the timeouts and being really receptive of what the coaches had to say, going out, and executing. Proud was the word that all of us were feeling. Proud, excited, just by the grit that our team showed that day. I mean, we got a win for it, and the score really showed how much work we put in last week and we were very, very proud of that.”
JE: Coach Morton could not say enough about how awesome you were in net on the postgame. Just an incredible performance from you, and from the team all around. Really fun one to watch. Just one more to wrap up, what’s next for you?
MH: “Like I’ve said, we’re really taking it day by day at this point. We’re not always sure what the world’s going to throw at us, so we just take each day as it comes. We show up and just enjoy what we have. Coming into the season, we didn’t even know if we would get a full year, so we wake up and we’re so grateful to be able to practice and be with our friends and enjoy the time to get better. For me and the other seniors, it’s enjoying the last time we have to be athletes, really. So that’s something we don’t take for granted this year. It really shows in the way people in my grade are performing. You look at Emily, look at Kenzie, you look at Jenny Feeney, all these girls having career years as seniors. It goes to show how much gratitude we have for this year, and how much work we’re putting in each and every day. That’s what we’ll continue to do moving forward and that’s how we’ll continue to find success.”
Women’s Lacrosse: Q&A with Meg Hickey, Emergency Goalie Extraordinaire
Posted 7 months ago
Meet perhaps the smallest, happiest and best goalie in NCAA women’s lacrosse
Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor has won 40 of 41 career starts with Maryland. (Phil Fabrizio/For The Washington Post)
Maryland sophomore Megan Taylor appears to be the least intimidating goalie in Division I women’s lacrosse. Standing 5 feet 3 in her cleats, she is not only the smallest player on the Terrapins’ roster, she also doesn’t use much strategy to compensate for her lack of height. Most goalies will make themselves as large as possible to take away angles in the net; Taylor just kind of wings it.
Other goalies might smear eye black all over their face to resemble war paint, clank the posts with their stick to pump themselves up, scream directives at teammates. Taylor is at her best when she sings playful songs during the game. Her favorite is Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.”
She doesn’t play well when she grips her stick too tight. As Taylor turned in one of the best performances of her career in last Sunday’s Big Ten championship win over Northwestern, allowing just six goals and registering 16 saves to help No. 1 Maryland lock up the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament, she looked as if she had found her happy place.
“I tap my foot. I do a little waddle. I don’t pull out a dance. I just like to be loose. It’s funny, because I’m not intimidating, I don’t think,” said Taylor, who will begin her second NCAA tournament on Sunday when the Terrapins host High Point (16-3). “A big thing with me is, if I don’t make a save or if I do make a save, the biggest save is going to be the next save. No matter what happens, the next save is your biggest save. . . . I don’t ever get worked up if a goal goes in.”
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Maryland (19-0) is once again the favorite to win its 14th national championship this month, and the continued development of Taylor is a major reason. She repeated as Big Ten goalie of the year this month and enters the NCAA tournament with a .549 save percentage, which ranks second nationally. She is also 15th in the country with a 9.18 goals against average and is registering 10.0 saves per game.
None of that production is necessarily surprising to Taylor or her teammates, but to those outside the program, it’s hard to imagine such a free spirit dominating a position that is often times reserved for intense personalities.
“She’s not intimidating at all. She’s the most upbeat, bubbly. She laughs at everything. You could hit her, and she’ll just laugh about it,” said defender Nadine Hadnagy, who along with fellow senior Zoe Stukenberg is a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award given to the nation’s top player. “She’s always uplifting. Her energy definitely flows through our entire defense.”
Taylor has been a cornerstone of Maryland’s starting lineup since she arrived on campus in the fall of 2015 after a decorated career at Glenelg High in Howard County, where her passion for goalkeeping was first forged with her older brother, Alex, who pelted her with tennis balls in the backyard of their home.
He would develop himself into a starting goalie at Division III powerhouse Salisbury, but he never stopped working with Megan. Alex, 25, lives in Arlington and commutes at least once a week to work with Megan. That included before last weekend’s Big Ten tournament. But after watching his sister struggle in a 19-16 semifinal win over Johns Hopkins, he didn’t need to say much to her in the form of encouragement before the championship game against Northwestern.
“Just the way she keeps her calm during the game, it’s a completely different personality than what all other goalies have,” Alex Taylor said of his younger sister. “She’s completely focused throughout the game. But to be able to be completely focused and have that personality where everyone just wants to gravitate around her and be her friend, that’s a rare breed.”
Megan Taylor has started all but one game over the past two seasons. She has lost just once in those 41 starts: a crushing 13-7 setback against North Carolina in the national championship game last May. Maryland’s defense wasn’t expected to be as productive as it has been this season; the back line lost three starters, including two U.S. national team members, and has been a work in progress. The unit mobbed Taylor after her masterpiece last Sunday against Northwestern, where she finished with a .727 save percentage. It was a resilient performance given what had happened two nights earlier, but Taylor didn’t need to alter her style.
“I just play,” Taylor said. “I just go out there, and I don’t think too much about it.”
16-Year-Old Lacrosse Goalie Playing Nationally – The Frontline
Lacrosse is a sport that you don’t hear many people in Texas talk about, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. This complex sport still gives opportunities to those players who really have the skill and endurance to succeed in it, and this is represented by Sydney Shindler (11).
Sydney has been playing lacrosse as a goalie for almost seven years of her life. She admits that before lacrosse she played plenty of other sports in her youth. Softball, soccer and even recently was on the volleyball team here as a freshman, but with that she said, “I always chose to focus on lacrosse because with other sports, I get bored with them.”
As a lacrosse player, one has to find a team to play for if it is not provided by the school. For Shindler, she not only plays for the club team in our district, but for Team Texas on a national team, as well as two other travel teams at just sixteen years old.
And though college scouts can’t contact a lacrosse player until their junior year, they have all shown interest in this female goalie because, as she said, “I’m in Houston, Texas, and not a lot of lacrosse players come from Houston, it’s always right on the East Coast where they would find most of the other players.”
Many coaches have gotten in touch with Shindler about going to their lacrosse camps, which is a great opportunity to make with other contacts. Though she has yet to go to one of these camps, she anticipates that more colleges will talk to her once the season starts up.
Playing lacrosse is a rewarding thing in itself, but she is also an award-winning goalie.
“Out of all the awards, it’s always fun to win an All State.” She has won twice in a row now, “But the most rewarding thing to me was when I got accepted on Team Texas for the U.S. nationals.”
How the Team Texas process works is each state takes one or two teams to the National Tournament each year, and out of all the goalies in Texas, Shindler was chosen to be one of the two to play for the elite team and represent Texas.
“The tryout process is extensive and when I went, it took about six hours to be run through all the different and trying drills they have prepared for each player,” she said.
“Lacrosse is looking for any and every one. I believe it is a good fit for anyone who loves a challenge, or someone who wants to be a big part of something,” Shindler said, and welcomes other girls to try out for lacrosse this year and get involved in the sport that has become such a huge part of her own life.
A college lacrosse goalie has been forced to sit out because there’s not a big enough helmet for him – Article
There are a number of reasons that a player could be forced to sit out of a game and apparently having too big of a head is one of those reasons. Seriously.
Meet Alex Chu, a freshman lacrosse goalie for Wheaton College who has been sidelined this season because his head is too big.
Here is @wheaton lacrosse player Alex Chu trying to put on an L/XL helmet. It doesn’t even remotely fit. If he can’t find a helmet that fits, he’ll be forced to sit out the first game of the season, not for misconduct or a poor GPA but solely because of his BIG head. #NBC10Boston pic.twitter.com/zl78dAigoK
— Susan Tran (@susantran) February 18, 2019
“Lacrosse is kinda everything to me, I just want to play,” -@chubob441.
But Alex Chu, a freshman lax player at @Wheaton is sidelined because he has a big head. No, not his ego, literally his big head. #NBC10Boston #NECNhttps://t.co/h2cSbzdoe4 pic.twitter.com/OsTs5Dumxd
— Susan Tran (@susantran) February 19, 2019
Chu says his head measures 25 1/2 inches around and the biggest helmet available is 24 inches. The reason he was able to play before attending college was he had a custom helmet, but he can’t use that because it isn’t certified by the NCAA.
Alex Chu was recruited to play lacrosse at @wheaton, but he’s spent this season on the sidelines. The problem? The college’s helmets don’t fit his head, and his specially-made high school helmet isn’t certified by the NCAA. How he still hopes to play – at 11 on @wpri12. pic.twitter.com/3ewH7bNnp3
— Caroline Goggin (@CarolineGoggin) February 19, 2019
Thankfully for Alex, a solution could be on the horizon in the form of a new helmet from Warrior.
3.29.19… the Burn FO head is coming… @trevorbaptiste9 pic.twitter.com/wM5tduVXOL
— Warrior Lacrosse (@warriorlax) February 17, 2019
We hope a solution manifests itself quickly so Alex can get back to doing what he loves most, playing lacrosse.
90,000 The coach of the goalkeepers of the Russian national team explained the challenge of five goalkeepers at once :: Football :: RBC Sport
Vitaly Kafanov said that there is little time to decide on the main goalkeeper of the national team.Therefore, he wants to see as many candidates as possible in the case.
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Vitaly Kafanov, coach of the goalkeepers of the Russian national football team, said that a larger number of goalkeepers could initially come to the collection of the national team.The specialist admitted that the situation was non-standard and noted that he had little time for the final choice of the main goalkeeper.
“I understand that this is an unusual situation, but there are many candidates for the national team, and there is little time. If I could, I would have called seven goalkeepers to see everyone at work. I managed to see someone during a trip to clubs, talked to some guys and their coaches. The list was very long, ”Kafanov’s“ Championship ”quotes.
Karpin explained the changes in the national team before the selection matches of the 2022 World Cup
The coach named Alexander Belenov (Ufa), Ilya Lantratov (Khimki), Stanislav Kritsyuk (Zhil Vicente), Soslan Dzhanaev (Sochi), Mikhail Kerzhakov (Zenit “).
“Any of them may be in the national team in the near future,” noted Kafanov. – I want all five to stay at the training camp until its end – until September 7. Regardless of who gets into the application. ”
Kafanov also explained why Andrey Lunev, who does not have permanent practice in German Bayer, was called up to the national team.
“Lunev? After Akinfeev finished with the national team, only Guilherme and Lunev played for the team from the current five. The rest have no such experience.Andrey was originally on the list. Yes, he does not play for Bayer now, but his experience can be useful to us if he is in good shape, ”said the specialist.
Karpin promised to play “brave football” against Croatia
The following goalkeepers were called up to the Russian national team for the September selection matches for the World Cup: Guilherme (Lokomotiv), Yuri Dyupin (Rubin), Alexander Maksimenko (Spartak), Sergei Pesyakov (Rostov), Andrey Lunev ( Bayer, Germany).Kafanov entered the coaching staff of Valery Karpin in the Russian national team at the end of July. They previously worked together at Rostov.
90,000 “What is he doing! Shove the Swedes with lacrosse! This is a wonderful miracle! ” How Michkov’s historic goal was scored
Matvey Michkov at the age of 16 threw an amazingly beautiful puck, which became the youngest in the history of the Russian national hockey team.
Matvey Michkov at the age of 16 threw an amazingly beautiful puck, which became the youngest in the history of the Russian national hockey team.
Daring, impudent, fantastic goal from schoolboy Michkov
In the 22nd minute of the match Sweden – Russia with the score 0: 1 at about 16:00 Moscow time on Saturday in the city of Helsinki Matvey Michkov made history – the forward of the Russian national team, who was 16 years old 11 months 4 days on that day …
Such details are very much needed because this is a real historical day.
First, Michkov scored the youngest goal in the history of not only Russia, but the entire Soviet Union. Actually, there is no surprise here, because two days earlier Matvey took the record for the youngest debut for the national team, overtaking Vladislav Tretyak and Alexander Ovechkin.
Matvey Michkov / Photo: © KHL
By the way, it was Ovechkin who overtook Michkov – Alexander, then not yet Great, scored a goal in 2003 for the senior national team, when he was 17 years and 11 months old.That is, imagine, Michkov is a whole year younger!
Secondly, Matvey’s goal was amazing. Impudent, impudent, fantastic. Michkov found himself with the puck outside the Swedes’ goal. The frame was defended by 30-year-old Gustav Lindwall. He may have never played for the national team before. But this is already an adult uncle, while Matvey is only a schoolboy.
The Swedes themselves did not understand what happened there. Defender Emil Juse (28 years old) and forward Fredrik Olofsson (25 years old) were just at a loss in their patch.Another defender Christian Juos (27 years old) went to Michkov, but it was too late. Matvey has already picked up the puck on the hook of the stick, lifted it and put it in the near top corner of the goal.
“Gooooool! What is he doing? Blimey! – shouted the commentator Roman Skvortsov on the air of “Match TV”. – I picked up the rebound from the side – and shoved the lacrosse! Fantastic! This is the first goal for the national team! ”
“Well, is there a record?” – asked the expert Leonid Vaysfeld.
“Yes, of course! If he made his debut a year earlier than everyone else, – answered Skvortsov.And then he added: – This is a wonderful miracle.
This is why you need to bring young people to the Eurotrip
Skvortsov was lucky, he worked in the historical final Canada – Russia (4: 5 OT), when our team won gold at the World Championship in Quebec in 2008.
Now he has voiced the first goal of Matvey Michkov, who should have a long and happy path in our hockey. At least we believe in it. And we see that a really brilliant boy is growing up.
Michkov did not calm down, and in less than four minutes his trio scored another goal.In the first case, Matvey was assisted by defender Shakir Mukhamadullin and forward Artem Galimov. Now it seemed that Matvey himself was in the assistants. But then the pass was rewritten to Arseniy Koromyslov, when Galimov was making the score 2: 2. Nevertheless Michkov was on the ice, and he also participated in this combination.
That is why you need to bring a young train to the Eurotrip. After all, the Swedes, like the Finns, put up adult hockey players at the Karjala Cup, wanting to see the near reserve before the Olympics.We brought the team, which is preparing for the World Youth Championship. And you must admit that when young people play, it’s always interesting. They will win all three matches, when it was a year ago at the Karjala Cup, when Igor Larionov brought the team here, all the fans will be delighted. If they lose, this day will go down in our history as Michkov’s lacrosse.
No childishness is visible in Matvey
The day before, Match TV came to the Langvik Hotel, where the Russian national team lives. It is 35 km from Helsinki, and the head of the national team headquarters Roman Rotenberg says about this place “our base”.
The guys walked around the hotel, talked to each other, went to dinner. Michkov flashed only once, when he walked into his room and greeted the press. A very modest and quiet guy. But at the same time, he is solid, self-confident. A sort of peasant, and in appearance, maybe you can’t say that he is 16 years old. At least he does not behave like a schoolboy, and he does not show any childishness.
The Russian national team was brought to the match by Sergey Zubov, who acted as head coach, replacing the acting head coach Oleg Bratash.He was forced to urgently return to Moscow for family reasons. Earlier, Oleg Znarok left the location of the national team, he was diagnosed with a cold. In general, Olegs were not very lucky in Helsinki these days.
Oleg Bratash / Photo: © RIA Novosti / Alexey Danichev
19-year-old Yaroslav Askarov was sent to the gates of the national team, about whom they said: “He plays little in SKA, because he is purposefully prepared for the youth world championship.” So now, against the Swedes, our goalkeeper would have gained valuable playing practice.
The first period was not particularly memorable, but Michkov had an amazing moment. He had to raise the puck higher than the goalkeeper, and there would have been a goal. It didn’t work out there.
The Swedes in the first period threw our guys (12-5), and even scored a goal for us in the locker room through the efforts of 28-year-old striker Anton Bengtsson.
In the second period there was already an equal game (9-7). And there we saw Michkov’s lacrosse. And in the third, 30-year-old forward Karl Klingberg brought Tre Krunur’s advantage to two goals (4: 2).
And it is not for nothing that I so pedantically name the age of every Swede. It was played by real grown men against our children. And in the end, the Russian team lost again, as with the Finns (0: 3).
But Michkov scored lacrosse. And he made our day.
Eurotrip. Karjala Cup
Sweden – Russia – 4: 2 (1: 0, 2: 2, 1: 0)
Goals: Bengtsson, 18:56 (VIDEO). Klingberg, 23:42 (VIDEO), 46:53 (VIDEO). Lander, 34:28 (VIDEO). – Michkov, 21:17 (VIDEO).Galimov, 25:07 (VIDEO).
90,000 comebacks, fights, lacrosse, dancing goalkeeper and super talent
We have prepared a selection of highlights and interesting facts from the championship of youth teams.
In the offseason, the Major League has been reformed. The number of teams in it has increased, the format of the regular season has changed, and the age threshold for players has increased.Now each team can play up to five hockey players under the age of 22. But at the same time, 16-year-old and even 15-year-old guys are chopping next to them. This adds color and unpredictability to the tournament, emotions and drive. Let’s remember what caught on in the tower two months from the start of the championship.
Flamboyant comebacks are commonplace
Coaches often talk about the instability of young hockey players, who can produce a radically different game not only over a couple of days, but also during one match.Such examples can be found in almost every tour. True, even with this, it is not possible to save fights from a score of 1: 5 or 0: 4 every day.
But September 27
was exactly one of those days. “Metallurg-2” after two periods home meeting with “ Bobruisk ” “burned” 1: 5 . During the break, coach Igor Ruf “had to have a good conversation with the guys to get them to their senses.” And although at the beginning of the third period the Zhlobin team managed to score only one quick goal, and not two, as the mentor asked, the “cubs” managed to catch up with the rival later, hitting the goal three times from 55th to 58th minutes.And in overtime, putting the squeeze on discouraged guests was a matter of technique. As a result, Metallurg-2 won a super-volitional victory (6: 5 OT).
Head coach of Bobruisk Artem Myasnikov
I didn’t look for scapegoats among my hockey players and took the blame for the defeat on myself: “ In the third period, they broke down in the first place, of course, through my fault, because I allowed something that should not have happened at all.We lost on the bench and it affected both the game and the score ”.
Almost a month later, on October 25, , fate paid a favor to the people of Bobruisk . Now they, losing after two periods with a difference of four goals (0: 4), made a supercumback and stole the victory from the Pinsk Hawks, celebrating success in a bullet shootout – 6: 5 PB.
It looks like the head coach of the “beavers” Artem Myasnikov himself was slightly shocked by this outcome: “ It’s a misunderstanding for us that we pulled out the match with 0: 4.It’s a misunderstanding for us why we bring the match to 0: 4 “. At the same time, he, of course, paid tribute to the team spirit, character and faith of the players in themselves.
Let us also note here some more matches in which the heavily inferior teams managed to score 5 goals each, but in the end this was not enough to win.
So, on September 20, “Vitebsk-2” in the 35th minute at home “flies” to “Khimik-2” with a score of 1: 6, but suddenly transforms, and in less than 19 minutes scores 5 times in a row – 6: 6! But, to the credit of the “chemists”, after such a knockdown, they did not completely crumble, and a minute and a half before the finish of the third period, the captain of Novopolotsk Denis Plastinin also scored the winning goal – 7: 6, having stolen the supercumback from the hosts.It looks like it was a strong blow for Vitebsk-2, because the next day it lost without options with a score of 1: 7.
Above, we have already talked about how the Pinsk Hawks lost their four-goal advantage. But on September 26, in the home meeting with Brest-2, they, losing in the 34th minute with a score of 0: 5, almost created a supercumback themselves, scoring 5 goals in 19 minutes! True, in this segment, one more goal from Brest residents was worn out, which did not allow the match to spill over into overtime. As a result, the Hawks still lost 5: 6.
Outsiders beat leaders
“Aviator”, more than half staffed by debutants of the major league, lost to everyone in a row and firmly settled at the bottom of the standings in group 2. But in the 18th match , a holiday came to the street of “pilots” , and they won third place “Mogilev” (7: 3), and even away! The game was made by the most experienced forwards of the team – 20-year-old Alexey Furman (3 + 0) and 21-year-old Dmitry Nikolaenya (2 + 1).
In group 1, the most hopeless outsider is Vitebsk, with 20 defeats in 24 matches. We have already described above how the bears almost made a comeback from 1: 6. And the other day the “northerners” beat the plenipotentiary champion of the tower – “Minsk Bison” (3: 1).
It is not known for certain how exactly the coach of the capital team Alexei Strakhov reacted to this failure, but the next day the “bison” with the same composition with only four nominal defenders smashed the northerners to smithereens – 9: 1.And the coach from Minsk, when asked how he set the team up for a re-fight after the defeat, answered in the usual laconic style: “ I didn’t set it up in any way, and I will not do it” .
Productive business trips from the extra league: 6 goals and 9 points per match
20-year-old forward Alexander Chaban started the season at Lokomotiv, where
in the debut match he was marked by the first scored puck in the united extraliga.After that, he held 5 more meetings for Orsha residents, added an assistant point to his piggy bank, but was still sent to the farm club.
the very first game for “Sobol” Chaban gave a bright performance. On September 26, the forward hit the Aviator goal six times (13: 3). In this meeting, Alexander made 12 shots on target, while the entire opposing team managed to make only 16 shots.
In the next five matches, Chaban continued to terrorize the defense and goalkeepers of his opponents, chalked up 11 more goals.He now has 22 (17 + 5) scores in seven tower games. He is the best sniper of “Sobol” with an impressive shooting efficiency: 36.96% of his shots were assists! I would like to believe that Alexander will still get a chance to prove himself in the extraleague, but for this he needs to improve his speed qualities.
19-year-old Yuri Veremeenko also does not waste time during business trips to the Major League. In five matches for Metallurg-2, he shot 19 (10 + 9) points! Moreover, 9 (5 + 4) of them fell on October 23 at the meeting with Aviator (16: 0), in which he threw 15 times on target (the whole team of “pilots” – 17).
Another 8 (4 + 4) points in this game were scored by the top scorer of the “cubs” 19-year-old Vasily Medvedev . This victory is still a record-breaking one this season. However, the guys do not flatter themselves with such statistics and understand that “when they are lowered from the extra league to the highest, you need to show yourself” .
Yuri Veremeenko: I would love to exchange six goals in the tower for one in the extra league
For the junior national team plays a child prodigy, whom they laid eyes on in the KHL and overseas
Among the defenders of the major league, the most productive is Artem Levshunov (2005), who turned 16 on October 28.The guy who, even after the last season, is closely watched by the NHL and KHL scouts, from 90 104 90 105 32
(16 + 16) points in 22
matches takes 8th place in the scoring dispute among both groups. He was especially successful in the match on October 7 against Vitebsk-2 (14: 1), where he, then 15 years old, scored 6 (3 + 3) points. Experts do not exclude that a pupil of Zhlobin hockey this season may make his debut in the KHL for Dynamo Minsk.
First lacrosse goal of the season in the HSE
The match of “Junior” against the youth (U17) national team, which took place on October 18 in Raubichi, cannot be attributed to the rank and file.The fact that Minskers took him seriously is evidenced by at least a business trip to the farm of Valentin Demchenko and Herman Pirogovsky, who are consistently playing for Yunost in the extraliga. But 18-year-old forward of “Junior” Anton Lazarenko found an opportunity to create beauty, putting a lacrosse goal in the 4th minute of the meeting.
The pupil of Zhlobin hockey has been playing for the capital team for the second season, in the current championship he has 21
(10 + 11)
score of 24
The fight, by the way, turned out to be difficult for Junior. Until the 58th minute, the advantage of Minskers was minimal, until Valentin Demchenko set the final score – 3: 1.
Mass carnage has not yet happened, but notable fights were
Of course, where young blood boils, it cannot do without skirmishes and fights. In our review, we will highlight two of them that fell into the #Fight of the day heading.
On October 5, in the second period of the match between the junior national team and Minsk Bison (2: 0), 17-year-old Alexander Muromtsev [191 cm, 79 kg] and 20-year-old Matvey Kurilovich [183cm, 87 kg] …Muromtsev did not like the forceful reception against one of the partners, and he decided to teach Kurilovich a lesson. Dimensions prevailed over age. As a result of the fight, Kurilovich received a five minute penalty, and Muromtsev was sent off until the end of the match.
On October 11, two minutes before the end of the match between Vitebsk-2 and Neman-2 (3: 2), a fight broke out between 18-year-old defender Mikhail Listopadov [180 cm, 80 kg] and 18-year-old
forward Semyon Shapurko [172cm, 65 kg].Forward “Neman” considered that Listopadov wrongly attacked one of the Grodno residents and stood up for his comrade. The fight turned out to be almost two-round, with an active exchange of blows, but in the end, the larger defender of “Vitebsk” nevertheless knocked the opponent down on the ice. Both players received a five-minute penalty and were sent off before the end of the meeting.
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The funniest Belarusian goalkeeper plays for Zhlobin
The reputation of the funniest hockey goalkeeper in the world has been secured by the Slovak Julius Gudacek, who staged performances and entertained the audience during his performances in Sweden, as well as in the KHL for Severstal and Spartak.Well, 19-year-old Vladislav Gorbachev
from “Metallurg-2” is quite capable of imposing competition on him in this nomination. If he wants, of course. At least, his fiery ice dancing can easily force fans to dance in the stands. Now, admit it, would it be easy for you to sit in a chair after such a thing?
By the way, Vladislav Gorbachev is also doing well with his main responsibilities.In 16 matches for Metallurg-2, he played 869 minutes and scored 12 victories (including 2 shutouts). He saved 387 of 426 shots (90.8%) with a safety factor of 2.69. It is in the top 3 in the league in terms of the percentage of saves, and in the top 5 in terms of reliability coefficient.
90,000 Rule 178 – Free Throw Procedure / Special Situations / Consultant Plus
RULE 178 – PENALTY SHOT PROCEDURE / SPECIAL SITUATIONS
1. If an ice hockey player on the defending team’s bench interferes with or distracts a free-throw shooter, resulting in an unsuccessful shot, the Referee authorizes that skater to retake the free throw and imposes a disciplinary penalty on the offending hockey player …
2. If a defensive team member on the bench interferes with the free-throw shooter or tries to distract his attention and the shot is unsuccessful, the referee authorizes the defensive player to retake the free throw and imposes the offending team representative Disciplinary penalty until the end of the match.
3. The use of the “spin-o-rama” maneuver (360 ° turn in motion) while approaching the gate is prohibited.
4. A lacrosse maneuver in which a field player places the puck on the hook is not allowed.
5. When the coaches of the teams concerned have chosen a particular fielder and goalkeeper, no substitutions are allowed if a re-throw is due due to a foul or goalkeeper foul, unless one or both are injured. In such a case, the coach may appoint another fielder to take the shot or a substitute goalkeeper to defend the goal on the free throw.
6. During a free throw or a series of shots that determine the winner of the match, when the puck enters the goal and the goal frame is moved from the plastic retainers, or is in a non-standard position due to the goalkeeper’s actions or his attempt to deflect the puck, the goal is scored without video viewing of this episode by the Video Review Judge.
7. If, during a free throw or a series of shots that determine the winner of the match, the goal frame is displaced from the plastic retainers, or is in a non-standard position due to the goalkeeper’s actions or his attempt to deflect the puck, but the puck is not thrown into the goal, the goal is not scored. is counted.
8. The free throw is considered complete and a goal is not scored if the throwing field player takes action to distract the goalkeeper using any available means.
9. If a spectator interferes with the execution of the free throw, as a result of which the field player or goalkeeper is unable to perform their functions properly, the Referee will award a re-shot.
10. If a free throw is realized when one of the teams is playing a majority, the penalized skater may not return to the ice.
11. During the free throw, the time of the match on the scoreboard must be stopped. It remains disabled during the free throw.
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90,000 Goals will be more. What will the new changes in hockey rules
Once again, before the new season of the KHL, some changes were made to the rules. The Refereeing Department has already given its explanations. It remains to understand what they can entail – after all, the previous ones caused a lot of controversial situations.
Rule 59: Illegal Throw in
Photo: © Dmitry Chelyapin
For the first violation of the throw-in procedure, the referee issues a warning to the offending team. Gesture – arm bent at the elbow with an open palm, directed towards the offending team.
Explanation: from the new season, the players on the face-offs will not change, in the case of the first violation, the referees will issue a warning, and in the case of a repeated violation, they will be punished with a minor penalty.
What will happen now
Minus one hockey trick. Previously, in order to get extra seconds for a respite, players deliberately violated the rules at the point, after which their place was taken by face-off specialists. Now you can’t wait too long, and the price of such a vacation can be high.
Rule 78: Offside
For offside determination, skates of a fielder are perceived in three positions: up to the blue line, behind the blue line and on the blue line.Any skate that is in the air above the blue line is considered to be on the blue line.
What will happen now
Entering the zone has become easier: now it is not necessary to reach for the blue line until the puck has crossed it – it is enough to have your foot above it. Thanks to this change, the number of offsides should be slightly reduced. But it will be harder for the linesmen – it is not so easy to see the projection of the skate onto the ice from the side.
Rule 81: Offside No
1.A skater is not offside if one skate is behind the blue line while the other is in front of or on the blue line.
2. If a skater is in control of the puck and enters the attacking zone and his skates cross the blue line before the puck, then he is not considered to be offside provided that he gains possession of the puck when at least one skate was in neutral. zone or touching the blue line when the puck was received and that he continued to control the puck until the puck completely crossed the blue line.
What will happen now
And one more rule that makes life easier for forwards. Now it is easier for them to enter the wrong zone, taking the puck with their backs to the goal.
Rule 94: Goal Scoring
Photo: © Edgar Breshanov / Vasily Ponomarev / Sportbox.ru
4. A goal is scored when the puck flies into the goal net by accidentally changing its direction of movement – ricocheting off the helmet or any part of the hockey player’s body after a throw by any hockey player on the ice.
13.If the goalkeeper is in the goal area, and the puck enters the goal as a result of a shot, a bounce from the stick or the body of an attacking fielder who is in the goal area space before the puck hit it and his position does not affect the goalkeeper’s ability to deflect the puck throw or take the necessary position in the goal area, the goal is scored.
What will happen now
Gagarin Cup-2019 was remembered for a series of canceled goals for, at first glance, strange reasons.If the puck was ricocheted by anything other than a stick, it almost certainly didn’t count. Examples include Linden Way’s goal against SKA in the Western Final and Andrey Stas’s puck against the Moscow army team in the main final. There was no forward movement of the leg towards the gate either there or there. The league and the refereeing department have worked on the mistakes and softened the interpretation, making it almost the same as before the previous season.
The point about the player in the goal area was tacitly observed in most cases before, but now it has received a completely legitimate shape.
Rule 96. Scoring a goal with a skate
1. A goal is not scored if an attacking field player directs the puck into the goal net by kicking the puck. Kicking refers to an obvious kick or skate movement on the puck.
6. If an attacking skater turns his foot so as to drive the puck into the goal net without obviously kicking the puck and the puck crosses the goal line as a result of such a crossing, a goal has been scored.
What will happen now
And one more indulgence, returning the rules to their usual course. Swung, hit like a football, hit – but still no goal. Otherwise, congratulations.
Rule 120 Broken Stick / Broken Stick Play / Stick Replacement
4. A hockey player on the ice who throws, moves, sends on the ice or throws a stick through the air will not be penalized for the hockey player if his actions do not interfere with the opponent (see.Rule 165).
What will happen now
Also a plus, and in all lanes: players get the opportunity to help partners who have lost their weapons. Last season, this kind of mutual assistance led to unpleasant consequences.
Rule 179 Definition of a Goal
7. A goal shall be scored if the goalkeeper deliberately moves the goal net from its normal position in a heads-up situation.
What will happen now
You will not be able to cheat when you go one-on-one.You won’t get off even with a small fine. Something similar was lacking in the IIHF rules during the Sochi Olympics – however, Jonathan Quick moved the gate under different circumstances.
Rule 220 Hold the Puck in the Goal Area / Goalkeeper
The match between the teams “Spartak” – SKA / Photo: © Edgar Breshanov / Vasily Ponomarev / Sportbox.ru
Definition: A goalkeeper has the right to pin the puck into the goal area while being pressured by an opponent. The opponent exerts pressure on the goalkeeper when he performs attacking actions (movement in the direction of the goalkeeper) in the goalkeeper’s half of the field.If there is no pressure on the goalkeeper, and he has time to safely play the puck to his teammate, he must play that way.
1. A goalkeeper who is not being pressured by an opponent and who holds the puck for more than three seconds will be assessed a Minor Penalty.
2. A goalkeeper who is not being pressured by an opponent and who deliberately places the puck in his pads, body or equipment in order to stop the match will be assessed a Minor Penalty.
Rule 221. Holding the puck outside the goal area / Goalkeeper
Definition: An action by a goalkeeper to stop the match or gain an advantage over an opponent when he leaves the goal area and pinches the puck (catches and holds it in his hand or glove to stop play or outplay an opponent, pushes the puck to the body, ice or net) collar, falls on the puck).
1. If the goalkeeper touches the goal area (zone 1), he can play the puck, catch the puck, press the puck outside the goal area if he is under pressure from an opponent. When the puck is thrown from the opponent’s half of the field and the goalkeeper’s actions have caused the match to be stopped, without a penalty being imposed on him for Delaying the Game, it is prohibited to change the line-up to the offending team. If the goalkeeper is assessed a penalty for Delaying the Game, then the line-up change for the offending team is permitted.
Game Situation 1: The goalkeeper traps the puck in the goal area and decides to continue play by leaving the goal area and placing the puck on the ice. Realizing that it would not be possible to continue the game safely, the goalkeeper pressed the puck to the ice, which led to a halt in the match. The goalkeeper shall be assessed a Minor Penalty for Delaying the Match.
2. A goalkeeper who leaves the goal area to deflect a shot at goal catches the puck or jumps onto a puck that has bounced off him and stops play by any permitted means will not be penalized (zone 2) if he is under pressure.Pressing the puck in zone 3 after the shot is deflected is allowed, provided that paragraph 1 of this rule is observed.
3. A goalkeeper who leaves the goal area in an attempt to overtake an opponent for the puck and pinch it instead of playing the puck and continuing the match will be assessed a Minor Penalty for Delaying the Game, regardless of whether he was subjected to opposing pressure or no (zone 2).
4. A goalkeeper who is in the trapezoid zone (zone 3) can play the puck, catch the puck, but he must immediately throw it onto the ice.He may not ride or hold the puck in his hand or glove longer than is necessary to throw the puck onto the ice. The position of the puck will be the determining factor.
5. A goalkeeper who is in the trapezoid zone (zone 3) and holds the puck in a glove, presses the puck against the ice, the goal net or the boards will be assessed a Minor Penalty for Delaying the Game, regardless of whether he was under pressure from an opponent or no. The position of the puck will be the determining factor.
6.A goalkeeper who plays the puck in any way outside the goal line and outside the trapezoid zone (zone 4) shall be assessed a Minor Penalty for Delaying the Game, regardless of whether he was under pressure from an opponent or not. The position of the puck will be the determining factor.
7. When the puck is thrown from the opponent’s half of the field and the goalkeeper’s actions have caused the match to be stopped, without imposing a penalty on him for delaying the game, it is prohibited to change the line-up of the violating team. If the goalkeeper is assessed a penalty for delaying the game, then the line-up change for the offending team is permitted.
What will happen now
Let’s combine two adjacent rules with one comment. This is the most difficult change to perceive. It makes life much harder for goalkeepers. Firstly, along with the transition of many clubs to the North American sites, the local marking element was added – a trapezoid that bounds the goalkeeper area behind the goal. At one time, her appearance greatly upset Martin Brodeur, who loved to wield in the corners. For those who have played overseas, it will be easier to get used to.
Secondly, goalkeepers will have to control where the shot at their goal came from and whether anyone is running to finish. Throwing the puck onto the ice from the trap now needs to be even more careful. The gatekeepers will have to suffer a lot before getting used to all this. And, of course, the number of deletions among goalkeepers in the first months of the new season may increase.
Of course, the judges also need to work out these points. Otherwise, there will be no less controversial situations than last season.
90,000 This has never happened in the NHL.The Columbus goalkeeper asked his partners not to score against Shesterkina at the end of the match – 10/30/2021
In the NHL, the day of Russian goalkeepers. Ilya Samsonov from “Washington” dried “Arizona”, reflecting all 16 shots. Sergey Bobrovsky extended his personal winning streak to six matches. His Florida in the first leg without head coach Joel Kenneville in overtime put the squeeze on Detroit and are still going without losing points. Igor Shesterkin, who helped the Rangers beat Columbus (4: 0), played with a zero.
New Yorkers have dealt with the Blue Jackets with confidence.Already in the first period Ryan Stroom and Alexis Lafrenier created a comfortable groundwork, and in the third period Chris Krider scored a double and finally buried the opponent’s chances of success. It should be noted three assists by Artemy Panarin, with which he congratulated himself on his 30th birthday. While the Russian often acts as a playmaker. Artemiy has only one goal in eight matches, but how can there be any questions for the striker when he assists his partners so generously?
I remember the match between Columbus and Rangers by the act of the Blue Jackets goalkeeper Elvis Merzlikins.20 seconds before the end of the meeting with the score 0: 4, the goalkeeper urged the players not to run into the attack, but to hold the puck in their zone. So that the goalkeeper of the New Yorkers Igor Shesterkin made the first “cracker” of the season. A couple of seconds before the final siren, Elvis approvingly raised his stick up, expressing his respect to the Russian.
Someone will find Merzlikins’ act strange. How can you ask the team not to attack and sit back in your zone? Which is contrary to the sporting principle of hockey. And this is called goalkeeper solidarity.Shesterkin was good. Saved 31 shots, made some cool saves worthy of the hit parades. Igor deserved a “crackle” – and Merzlikins understood this like no one else. The Latvian’s gesture reads the message: “Igor, today you played great.”
A goal in the end would not have helped Columbus. There was no chance to win back. It makes no difference – to lose 0: 4 or 1: 4. Two points in any case would have gone to the New Yorkers, who were better than the opponent. Only nerds will condemn Elvis for calling to keep the puck in the zone.And note that the partners listened to the goalkeeper. For me, this is a signal that Merzlikins is respected in the team – and the team is ready to follow the goalkeeper.
Shesterkin was named the second star of the game of the day. Rangers head coach Gerard Galland did not skimp on compliments to the goalkeeper. The specialist admitted that Igor is the best player in the team since the beginning of the season. It’s hard to disagree with the coach. The goalkeeper confirmed his high level.