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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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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.
Certainly you don't want to lose after a four-goal lead, but I would go with Felix again,'' said Murray, whose goaltenders are ranked fourth in the league.
Of course, not many games feature players such as Mario Lemieux, Sergei Fedorov, Teemu Selanne and Joe Sakic coming at goaltenders nonstop for 60 minutes.
He has started 35 consecutive games, the last 12 in the playoffs when pressure tends to settle in on goaltenders like a bad case of indigestion.
We have to help our goaltenders do their jobs,'' Andy Murray said.
Coach Andy Murray also knew that the Kings needed to improve their defense to give their goaltenders a chance.
Storr said he used to look in awe at opposing goaltenders at the other end of the ice.
Coach Terry Murray has not ruled out the possibility of keeping three goaltenders until Kidd comes all the way back.
Despite all that has happened with injuries to most of the two front lines and both goaltenders, the Kings are well within that goal.