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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Oh wow, she wants to be a goalie eh :D

Definitely agree with Hounsy in teaching her to first stop pucks then work on mobility. If she's a decent skater already then with working on tracking and trying to stop pucks I think some of the movement will come naturally.


Cool, thanks.

I was pricing goalie masks. She needs a new helmet after this year regardless of type, so I figured I'd take a peek at masks. holy shit! I knew pads were expensive, but had no idea masks were that much!!! Of course, I love the idea of being able to customize it though. Found some sites that offer semi-custom designs you can modify with a logo and color schemes... If she sticks it out, I'll probably get her a mask for Christmas and get a sticker set right away. Priorities! :lol:
Saw masks that are supposedly new for $100 less than retail on Ebay. Maybe a model year or two old? Doesn't matter much to me if it works.

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Chris18 wrote:
Bosc wrote:
Oh wow, she wants to be a goalie eh :D

Definitely agree with Hounsy in teaching her to first stop pucks then work on mobility. If she's a decent skater already then with working on tracking and trying to stop pucks I think some of the movement will come naturally.


Cool, thanks.

I was pricing goalie masks. She needs a new helmet after this year regardless of type, so I figured I'd take a peek at masks. holy shit! I knew pads were expensive, but had no idea masks were that much!!! Of course, I love the idea of being able to customize it though. Found some sites that offer semi-custom designs you can modify with a logo and color schemes... If she sticks it out, I'll probably get her a mask for Christmas and get a sticker set right away. Priorities! :lol:
Saw masks that are supposedly new for $100 less than retail on Ebay. Maybe a model year or two old? Doesn't matter much to me if it works.


Hounsy will be able to help you more than I can for kids equipment, that's for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:35 pm 
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This what my 9 yr old son has used this year. Does take some harder head shots at the hockey school from kids up to 13-14 years old with out issues.

http://www.goaliemonkey.com/bauer-goali ... ified.html


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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Hounsy wrote:
This what my 9 yr old son has used this year. Does take some harder head shots at the hockey school from kids up to 13-14 years old with out issues.

http://www.goaliemonkey.com/bauer-goali ... ified.html


I found that exact one on Hockeygiant.com for $120. It's what I was thinking of getting. But I'm going to hold off and make sure she really digs this goalie thing.
Thanks for the help!

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Brought the oversized goalie gear into the hockey store. While we were still walking in they guy asked "that's not for HER is it?" :lol: I explained our situation, and asked if he wanted to see her try the stuff on. "Uh, no. No need to. That's closer to fitting you than her." (which I didn't really need to hear, thank you very much!)
So the 27" pads are about, mmmm, 5" too big. :lol: The only used stuff they had included 21" leg pads, which are a tiny bit small for her, but the chest protector, blocker & glove fit perfectly. Her pants are big enough that the guy said the half to 1" the leg pads are short will be fine at the mite/squirt level. He said I may want to get knee protectors if she complains. Best part- the organization agreed to pay for it all. It was only $200, but free is better than $200. Also got a Bauer stick for $90.

So she's got pads that fit relatively well and is psyched to play goalie. Pretty cool- they have synthetic ice in the goalie room so she put her skates on and tried some butterfly and such. She was actually able to get back up. With the 27" pads on I had to pick her up. :lol: There was also a really nice bantam goalie getting new pads and he was giving her tips while they both waited for the one guy working to get their stuff.

Game tomorrow.

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