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1. Sports The act of protecting a goal, as in hockey and other such sports.
2. Basketball An illegal play in which a player touches the ball when it is on a downward path to the basket or when it is on, above, or within the area over the opening of the rim of the basket.


(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey US the act of defending the goal


(ˈgoʊlˌtɛn dɪŋ)

1. the act of defending the goal in sports.
2. (in basketball) the illegal deflecting of the ball on its downward path toward the basket or while it is on the rim.


Illegal interference with a field goal attempt when the ball is above the basket.
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After replay review for offensive goaltending, the basket counted, and the Grizzlies couldn't get off a decent shot before the final buzzer.
In order to simplify teaching the hockey goaltending position, Wilson and van Vliet work with only the equipment necessary to improve the game, taking out the over-complicated components to simplify the game and leave less margin for error.
Blaze played good hockey in the Continental Cup, they have highly offensive forwards and great goaltending (Brian Stewart).
One potential application that he's going after first is goaltending calls in basketball.
As always goaltending choices will play a key role in determining the outcomes.
In exchange for the 27-year-old Berra, Colorado relinquished a 2014 second-round pick to Calgary and also links up with goaltending crew that comprising starter Semyon Varlamov and reliable backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
The Americans are a proven nightmare in international play with their combination of workmanlike play and stellar goaltending.
I guess goaltending is crucial in this league," Roy said, grinning.
However, as the Thunder players protested, officials Nathan Hill, Ian Spearman and Tahir Akar consulted and decided to penalise TN forward Sam Marburg for goaltending.
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines will just have to move on from another painful loss as the non-call on the goaltending violation in its recent game "cannot be a basis for review," a UAAP official said yesterday.
VANCOUVER: The United States overcame an astonishing display of goaltending to become the first team to reach the Olympic men s ice hockey semi-finals on Wednesday with a hard-fought 2-0 win over gritty Switzerland.