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Recent Goalie Equipment Articles
March 31, 2022
Few pieces of gear in hockey are more iconic than the goalie mask. From its beginnings as a crude piece of leather or fiberglass to appearances in pop culture and stunning modern day artwork donning NHL goalies, fans and goalies alike have fixated on goalie goalie mask as an icon in the sport. No piece of equipment in all sports is more personal than the goalie mask, and for this we will take a trip through the history of the mask, the different styles through the ages, and what makes a goalie’s mask so important to their equipment setup.
February 24, 2022
Finding the perfect size goalie pad can be key to being comfortable in net and playing your best. While the first instinct may be to pick a pad on the larger side, a pad too big for the goalie can significantly inhibit movement and be a detriment to their performance in net. Likewise, choosing a pad too small will provide better mobility, but could leave areas of the leg exposed and will reduce the amount of net the goalie covers.
February 02, 2022
As the last line of defense in hockey, a goalie holds the most important position in the game. A goalie can steal a game for a team and one great save or sequence of saves can shift the momentum more than anything else. Having to defend the net and stay protected doing so, there is a lot that goes into the position and learning the basics of movement and gear functionality can be a tough learning curve. With experts who play goalies themselves, we’re here to answer all the questions you might have and GoalieMonkey has all the hockey goalie equipment you need for the game to keep you protected and playing your best.
November 18, 2021
It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us and whether you’re prepared or not, we have you covered with a list of the top 20 hockey goalie gifts of the 2021 holiday season from GoalieMonkey!
November 08, 2021
A goalie blocker is a critical piece of the goalie’s equipment setup, serving not only as a precious blocking surface, but also as a bridge between the goalie’s hand and stick. We’ve done the hard part and put together a list of the top 10 goalie blockers on the market, making the saves will be easy.
September 09, 2021
Undoubtedly, the goalie mask is the most recognizable piece of equipment for the position. It keeps the goalie safe, yet also provides a canvas of expression like you see on nearly every professional goalie. The mask is designed to protect both the head and much of the neck of the goalie, allowing them to feel confident and safe in facing even the most difficult of shots.
July 28, 2021
The goalie’s glove is an integral part of the position, one that has many different functions. Not only does it catch the puck, but it also serves as additional blocking surface, a way to “freeze” the puck from play, and serves as the goalie’s second stick hand when playing the puck. In this article we’ll get right down to it and cover 2021’s best goalie catch gloves.
July 05, 2021
With 2020 behind us, it’s time to see what exciting new gear companies have been cooking up for 2021. All these models are available at GoalieMonkey.com and to see even more options, check out our full selection of goalie leg pads.
June 22, 2021
So you want to be a goalie? Have you always wondered what it would be like to don the coolest gear in hockey? Or maybe you are the parent of an enthusiastic young hockey player who has taken a liking to stopping pucks. In this article we will cover all the basics of hockey goalie equipment and considerations that should be taken when purchasing your first set of goalie gear.
October 11, 2020
The NHL started a little over a week ago now and there are some goalies who haven’t had the start they needed to be successful. To be fair, all of these goalies have only played two or three games so it’s way too soon to predict they will not turn their game around within the next week or month to get back on track for a good season.