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(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey US a goalkeeper
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(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.
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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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Goaltender Oscar Dansk (10-5) made 35 saves to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Playing at this level for the first time in 25 years, Britain fell behind with just 39 seconds of the middle session remaining, when Moritz Seider found a way past impressive goaltender Ben Bowns.
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After six goals in the third period, Colorado pulled goaltender Jonathan Bernier with a little less than two minutes remaining, but Peter Budaj made a series of key saves to help Tampa Bay hold on.
Ian Young gave the Flyers hope when he grabbed a goal back with 13 minutes left and although they withdrew goaltender Andy Iles to give themselves six skaters they couldn't add to their total.
Eugene Generals goaltender Christopher Alexakis has been named by the United States Premier Hockey League as the USP3's goaltender odf the week.
Former Devils goaltender Stevie Lyle played a key role in organising matches against Zagreb and he will be part of the event management.
Montreal Canadiens' star goaltender Carey Price is one of 14 recipients for the 2016 Indspire Awards.
Goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made eight saves to secure his fourth shutout in Team USA's last six gold-medal games.
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