a rebound control technique that involves using the gloves as much as possible by catching and blockering pucks that would hit other pieces of equipment such as the chest or pads. To fully utilize active hands, the goalie must hold his hands forward in his stance.
'''Adjustable Knee Lock'''
an option offered by a few manufacturers on some lines of their pads(eg. Eagle, Itech, Bauer) that allow the user to raise or lower the knee lock to better suit their appropriate ATK. Allowing for "customization" of a stock product.
allows the pad user to increase the standard thighrise of their pad (currently only available in Smith SP4000 goalie pads) by 1-3 inches.
'''Ankle-to-knee (ATK)''' the distance (usually measured in inches) between the outside ankle bone (some manu's use inside ankle bone/medial malleolus) and the middle of the knee (patella). This is the most common measure used to determine the appropriate pad size for a particular goalie. Best measured with a flexible tape measure.
area of [[mask]] that covers the occiput (back of head) and is separate from the main shell of the mask.
used to describe when nylon/jenpro is sewn over the edge of an area of gear, can be functional (eg. blocker edges) or for aesthetic reasons (eg. top edges of pads).
a glove or blocker which does not have binding anywhere along its perimiter.
A feature on Trappers which do not have a binding in the cuff area in order to increase the usable blocking surface area of the glove.
part of the [[goalie stick]] which makes contact with the ice while the goalie is in his Stance. It is used to to make saves, direct pucks away from danger, and it is the part of the stick which makes contact with the puck while shooting.
glove usually worn on goalies' dominant hand, also the hand that holds the [[goalie stick]]. Sometimes refered to as a 'waffleboard', which is an older term for this piece of equipment.
glove which is attached to the cuff and blocker board, to make up a blocker. Formerly made from leather, now it is a combination of sweat-wicking material such as Suregrip/H2O.
area of [[pads]] which lies over the skate-boot, usually limited proximally (towards the center of the body) by the ankle break.
inner area of [[pads]] which lies over the skate and allows for rotation at the skate-boot.
[[pads]] that employ a very stiff modular foam internal construction and, more importantly, rely upon a “pro-fly” rotation around the leg as the goalie’s legs collapse into a butterfly save execution.
move where goalie drops to his/her knees and flares shins outward.
also known as Pro-fly Goalie.
in essence, a movement made by a goalie when attempting to move across one's crease, by which they are in a butterfly position and they slide on the inner aspect of their pads (usually most of the sliding occurs over the inside gusset, knee wing and calf wrap of the lead foot) in order to come across their crease. This differs from the more conventional way of standing up from a butterfly move and coming across on their skates, then dropping to the butterfly, in order to move across ones crease.
'''C/A'''Chest and Arms, a goalie's upper body protection.
'''Dangler'''plastic (usually made of Lexan) neck protector which hangs off of the goalie's [[mask]]/[[combo]].
type of nylon fabric used in sporting goods for its durability and waterproof capacity. Numbers are used to express its density; 400 is a standard weight dernier fabric, while 1000 (also called Cordura) is a heavy weight known for its abrasion resistance.
extra padding added to a C/A overlying the sternum and usually extends laterally to shoulder floaters, purported to prevent one's heart from stopping due to direct blow to the upper chest.
'''Hybrid Style Goalie'''
term used to describe a goaltending style in which the goalie incorporates aspects of a butterfly and stand-up style.
goalie [[pads]] which are used by a Hybrid Style Goalie.
a Japanese man made leather. Jenpro comes in:
''Weave'' (stamped with a weave pattern, also called ''robocop'' and ''techno'')
''Iridescent'' (metallic color changing hues). I believe that iridescent has been removed from the pad market.
'''Kevlar/Twaron/Poly-paraphenylene Terephthalamide'''a yellow synthetic fibre that is five times stronger than steel, weight for weight. Kevlar is very heat resistant and decomposes above 400 °C without melting. It is usually used in bulletproof vests, in extreme sports equipment (eg. masks), and for composite aircraft construction.
padding in between the knee wing and goalies knee which protects the knee from impact during butterfly maneuvers, may be a single large "stack" of foam, 2-4 thinner foam layers or a combination of the two.
inner area of pad that is meant to hold knee in place while allowing rotation and stability to the knee, such that it will not slip out of proper postion. Most often uses a large strap attached by velcro.
horizontally placed rolls that lie on the face of the [[pads]]. May be functional (ie. will bend at the intersecting point between the rolls) or non-functional (just to maintain a traditional pad look)
area of pad that makes direct contact with the ice on the medial aspect of the [[pads]]. The Knee Wing is the outer most layer on the [[landing gear]].
the mass of tape, or a premanufactured plastic cap version, at the end of a [[goalie stick]]. It is usually taped in a way so that the stick won't slide through the blocker during poke-checks. Some people prefer a larger knob using extra tape to make a stick easier to pick up from the ice, and avoid having the end of the stick inadvertently get caught in the net itself, during an unusual play.
part that the goalie's knee makes conact with while in the butterfly, not JUST the knee stacks, but the entire inner knee area
Formerly used extensively on goalie equipment up until the late 80s until replaced by synthetic leather. Now used only in minor applications on goalie equipment. Mostly used to make the internal top of a t-trap rigid. Also used in leg pad straps and toe assemblies.
mod on Vaughn Velocities that changes the standard knee rolls to wrap-around knee rolls, like those on the Koho 580 or the Vaughn Legacy 6000.
area of goalie [[pads]] in which the leg "sits" in, generally includes distance from ankle to just below the knee.
the angle the paddle of a [[goalie stick]] makes with the blade. This designation isn't used much anymore by some stick manufacturers and the information conveyed by a lie number may not be accurate.
a household cleaning product which can be used to clean puck marks off a piece of equipment made of Jenpro/Weave without harming the materials whatsoever. Although it may not work as well on weave, it can also be used on that material.
neck guard which uses gel as opposed to foam as the protective material of the neck guard.
a series of gel product that can be used as an alternative to foam inside a [[mask]]/[[combo]].
A moulded piece of head protection, usually made of fiberglass, and containing other materials such as kevlar/aramid, nylon, plastic, and/or carbon fibre. The cage is built into this design.
flap/ridge of jenpro found on the seam between the face of a pad and the inside gusset, some are more wedge-like in appearance, which help to seal the ice when performing a butterfly move.
Nash is a faux suede material. It is commonly found in some leg channels on pads, glove palms, and some blocker faced in the 90's, although it is being replaced with newer materials that do not absorb water. Nash is available in tan, black and light gray.
protective equipment worn around the neck, made up of a mix of soft foams, HD-foams, covered in nylon/cordura in order to protect the neck area from skate cuts and puck impact.
'''Nylon (420 denier urethane coated)'''
material used extensively in chest and arm pads, pants, parts of gloves and blockers, cups, and many other areas.
opening in front of [[pads]] on in which front of skate sits in, found on traditional style pads
placement of the toe straps and bridge in a direction pointing towards the medial side of the toe of the [[pads]]. Allows the goalie to take their normal goalie stance without the pad contacting the ice, it also allows the the toes to be directed towards the ice when the pads are rotated in the butterfly position putting less stress on the knees and easier recoveries.
'''Outside (Vertical) Roll'''
roll on the most lateral (non 5-hole side) aspect of the face of the [[pads]]. Can be solid/two-piece/three-piece and triangular/rectangular.
extra blade added on the medial (5-hole side) of a goalie skate allowing for increased grip, wider stance, push-offs and many others. Please see [url=http://www.overdriveblade.com/]Overdrive Blade[/img] for more info.
occurs when a goalie performs a butterfly and the outside gusset of the [[pads]] rotate past the desired perpendicular position in relation to the ice, achieving an angle that is greater than 90 degrees. This gives the appearance that the outside gusset is facing away from the shooter
widened part of the shaft of the [[goalie stick]] extending from the blade to where the goalie holds the stick.
move where the goalie places his stick such that the paddle, rather than the blade, is on the ice.
protective equipment worn over legs by a goalie.
additional height added to a stock [[pads]]' thigh rise. Often listed as +1 or +2 to denote an additional 1" or 2" to the height of the stock thigh rise.
A malady that occurs when a puck is momentarily stopped/caught by a goalie before the puck bounces out of the glove much to the chagrin of the goalie.
Any Lefevre-designed KOHO goalie gear, upon which the current Rbk Premier line is based, including the 560, 570, 580, 590, 585 series. Most commonly used to describe KOHO 580/590 gear made after the switch, often these models include Rbk features, such as the pro knee setup or 3D calf. ''(Term was first coined by RyJ Maduro)''
butterfly in which the [[pads]] rotate perpendicular to the ice rather than staying parallel to the shins. Probably coined by Vaughn. Most modern pads are designed to easily rotate in this way.
term used to describe a goaltending style in which the large part (~>90%) of the goalie's saves are made in the butterfly position. Also see Butterfly Goalie.
synthetic leather that is shiny similar to patent leather on military dress shoes and tuxedo shoes. It was removed from the market due to durability issues.
palm area of glove with increased padding in order to decrease the number of "stingers" when struck by a puck. In some cases a Pro-Palm may be referring to a palm that is slightly less padded than normal in order to allow for an immediate, game-ready feel. This option is generally only available to Pro players who receive gear as their needs require.
equipment that complies to NHL size restrictions. May also include increased protection, such as ''pro palm'' in the glove.
packing less foam into the pad, this makes it lighter, more flexible and in the majority of cases less durable.
a piece of equipment that was used/intended to be used by a professional goalie, and is now available for purchase by other goalies.
toe of a pad that is completely closed and cut straight across. Opposite of ''open toe''. [[Pads]] with pro toe are typically anchored by toe ties.
'''Quick release buckles or Fastex'''
Aceteal (Type of heavy duty plastic/nylon) buckles used on nylon pad straps, C/A straps and other minor applications. They allow for quick attachment and release.
term used to describe the shape of some [[pads]] if one looks at them from the side. This shape may be a result of the manufacturer's original pad design or post-production by the goaltender him/her-self.
inner area of [[pads]] that is meant to hold shin in place while allowing rotation and stability to the shin, such that it will not slip out of proper postion. Most often uses a large strap attached by velcro.
part of a C/A made of HD-foam which covers and protects the shoulder and upper chest area
in reference to the medial aspect of the blocker, which acts to protect the thumb and radial aspect of the hand, may or may not have a cheater (ridge as seen below)
'''Skate Lace (waxed & un-waxed)'''
used for goal skates primarily (96"), but also used for toe ties (72"), and glove pockets (120" per side). Waxed lace is used to repel water as well as retain a tight knot when used in skate or toe tie applications.
'''Skate Laced Pocket'''
Removing the standard cord in the pocket of a catch glove to replace it with a skate lace. May provide advantage of forming a deeper pocket that is strung more loosely, decreasing the number of popouts that occur.
'''Sliding Toe Bridge'''
toe bridge which allows lateral movement of the lace attaching the toe of the [[pads]] to the skate, ideally allowing for appropriate pad rotation while maintaining a snug pad fit.
when the goalie takes his position in his ready position. Although there are many schools of thought in regards to the appropriate Stance, the goalie should be in a position that is comfortable, yet allows the goalie to be prepared to perfom all saves and movements. Below is one example of a Stance:
a goaltending style in which the large part (~>90%) of the goalie's saves are made while standing.
'''Statue of Liberty'''
raising the arm over the head after making a glove save. Many goalies consider this unnecessarily flashy. Patrick Roy used this pose a lot, and in the 2002 Western Conference finals, Brendan Shanahan scored on Roy when he did the Statue of Liberty after he mistakenly thought he caught the puck.
a shot that hurts through the equipment.
these are new hydrophobic materials that have taken the place of Nash. They are grey in color and used primarily in leg channels, glove internal palms, and blocker palms. It dries quickly, thus making it ideal for these applications.
goaltending movements of both goalie's skate blades cutting ice sideways, resulting in the goalie remaining square to the shooter while being in their stance. Used for moving shorter distances, often used when shooter movements are distant from the goalie.
string that runs through the inside and outside of post deer hair stuffed pads which help keep the foams in place.
area of glove meant to catch and hold puck in with a single plastic + jenpro piece in the middle to stabilize and keep pocket
padding that is generally laced to the inner aspect of a pad to cover 5-hole and protect the upper knee/lower thigh.
a separate (from the goalie pads) piece of equipment which (is generally) directly attaches to a goalie's knees and protects the upper knee/lower thigh.
area of goalie pad which covers above the top of the knee and extends different distances, varying greatly upon the manufacturer.
blocker made with a board which is thinner by using denser foams in order to provide equal protection and durability of a traditional board blocker.
a leather strap-and-buckle system used to secure the toe of the pad to the front of the skate. Mostly used in traditional pads.
part of pad which covers front of skate, may be stock or added to traditional pads which have toe buckles.
a string used to loop around the front of the skate to secure the toe of the pad to the front of the skate. Mostly used on box pads in combination with pro toe.
'''Triglide or Sliplok'''
also known as strap keepers. These are the double d-rings that are found on nylon pad straps, C/A arm straps, or anywhere needed to keep a nylon or elastic strap tight. They come in two basic types, teeth and no teeth styled. The teeth versions are the most popular and are excellent for keeping elastic straps in place.
a glove pocket which has a T with three pieces making up the long arm of the T-trap (as opposed to the the more common one long arm piece T-traps). Most commonly seen on Vaughn 5500 gloves.
occurs when a goalie performs a butterfly and the outside gusset of the [[pads]] do not rotate fully perpendicular in relation to the ice, achieving an acute angle that is less than 90 degrees. This gives the appearance that the outside gusset is facing towards the shooter
holes that are strategically placed throughout a mask to allow for increased air-flow and making the mask lighter. Can be found from different mask companies as circles, triangles, C-shaped, S-shaped, V-shaped, and the infamous tear-drop shaped holes.
term used to identify a low end [[mask]] considered to provide sub-par protection despite CSA/HECC approval. Examples are an Itech 1000/1200/1400 (see pic) or Olie 9900.
denotes a different paint colour (often white) around the face opening of a mask, which is under the part of the cage which overlaps with the shell of a mask.
an option with some gloves where the regular T-trap is replace by an X-shaped pocket, which separates the trap into three separate areas.