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(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey US a goalkeeper


(ˈgoʊlˌki pər)

(in ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.) a player whose chief duty is to prevent the ball or puck from crossing or entering the goal.
goal′keep`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goaltender - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goalgoaltender - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
hockey player, ice-hockey player - an athlete who plays hockey
soccer player - an athlete who plays soccer
2.goaltender - the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
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Thornton's second goal of the year came off a rebound off Corey Perry's shot, as he picked up the loose puck and pushed it past San Jose goaltender Vesa Toskala.
Rock-bottom Murrayfield Royals have signed American goaltender John Finnie.
Our emphasis is on using a unique, integrated approach to training to get the goaltender on the developmental fast track and hone the physical and mental skills that breed success.
Colorado has allowed eight goals in two games, but the play of goaltender Jose Theodore is the least of the Avalanche's problems.
New Hampshire returns last year's Walter Brown Award winner, senior goaltender Mike Ayers (Hingham, MA), along with senior captain Steve Saviano (Reading, MA).
Kings goaltender Mathieu Garon smashed his stick over the crossbar and a few hundred fans streamed to the exits.
It didn't figure to be a light night for the Kings, particularly with goaltender Mathieu Garon (bruised shoulder) and Alexander Frolov (flu) out.
In a development that surprised nobody who has followed the team this season, the Kings lost goaltender Mathieu Garon to a bruised shoulder after the first period.
The Ducks entered the game with wins in five of their past six home games, but goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere looked a bit shaky in the first period, and the Kings took advantage twice early.