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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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At one point in the first period, the Kings had outshot the Ducks 15-4, and that was great news, especially given the way things have been going for the Kings' goaltenders of late.
DALLAS -- Ice hockey goaltenders stand as the last line of defense between glory and defeat.
Others who seem destined for roster spots include forwards Derek Armstrong, Sean Avery, Eric Belanger, Dustin Brown, Valeri Bure, Michael Cammalleri and Craig Conroy, defensemen Tim Gleason, Aaron Miller, Mattias Norstrom and Lubomir Visnovsky and goaltenders Mathieu Garon and Jason LaBarbera.
Players already signed to play in the game include goaltenders Rob Laurie and Jamie Bufalino, forward Tony Szabo, and forwards CJ Yoder and Jami Yoder.
Cechmanek was acquired from the Flyers for a fourth-round pick in May because the Kings wanted an upgrade from goaltenders Felix Potvin and Jamie Storr.
Before he left for Russia, Storr said teams were unwise trying to cut corners with its goaltenders.
He acquired Roy, considered among the greatest goaltenders of all time, from Montreal before the 1996 season and won the Cup.
Helping hand: Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire credits everything he knows about goaltenders to Ducks goaltending consultant Francois Allaire.
This guy is one of the premier goaltenders in the game.
The Maple Leafs could lose Joseph, one of the league's top goaltenders, who is at odds with coach Pat Quinn.
The teams had completed Game 3 less than 24 hours earlier, but the goaltenders showed few signs of fatigue early on in a fast-paced but scoreless first period.
He does the same things that other goaltenders do, only Roy does them better.