With summer coming in to full swing, most goalies are taking some time to enjoy their off-season and slowly start looking at some of the new gear they will need for the upcoming season. Every new season comes not only with new gear but with new goalie’s entirely! In this blog, I wanted to show some of the key things a goalie will need to fill their bag, as well as some extra must have items to get ready for their upcoming season.
Before getting in to the list of who we think are the top 5 upcoming goaltenders, we wanted to give a disclaimer and clarification as to who qualified for this list. We wanted to specifically focus on goalies who have been drafted but have not had any NHL or extended AHL experience. Some of our honorable mentions if our list was including rookie goaltenders who have seen a bit of NHL action or had a season in the AHL and are still deemed as prospects are, Carter Hart, Thatcher Demko, Jake Oettinger, Kaapo Kahkonen, Cal Petersen, Michael DiPietro, and Adin Hill.
Henrik Lundqvist has had an amazing career since being drafted in the 2000 NHL Draft, going 205th overall in the 7th round. Lundqvist is an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Championship Gold Medalist, Vezina Trophy Winner, Two Time SHL Champion, NHL All-Rookie Team 2005, and has had five NHL All-Star Game appearances but, he has yet to obtain the one and only Stanley Cup.
The Warrior Ritual G5 has some very interesting customization options solely based on the color options and different ways you can make this pad look. We wanted to show you some team-themed ideas we came up with to help you customize your dream set! Some of these are a bit wild so just stick with us!
Brand new for 2019, CCM has introduced the newest incarnation in the EFlex line, the CCM ExtremeFlex 4 leg pads, glove and blocker. This newest generation features key upgrades to make the EFlex line even more comfortable than before!
2019 is bringing out tons of new technology to the goaltending world and CCM is pushing goaltending trends with the release of their much anticipated, JetSpeed FT2 goalie skate. Not only has CCM pushed the technology, but they have packaged the FT2 as the lightest goalie skate they have ever produced. For goaltenders, this lighter weight reduces fatigue throughout usage and promotes positive energy transfers out on the ice.
Releasing in April 2018, True Hockey has brought out another model of composite goalie sticks that meets all of the needs of today’s goaltender. Throughout this review, we will take a look at True Hockey’s A4.5 HT Senior Goalie Stick and how it performs on the ice! For the purposes of the review, we will discuss two sticks that are both 25 inch MC curves but two different colors!