OldSchoolGoalie Posted September 29, 2022 Share Posted September 29, 2022 I'm going to start Ice Hockey in a week or so as I've been playing inline for around a decade. How do these public shinny groups manage with goalies? I've seen a few public rec centres which require registration and only allow a maximum of 4 goalies, while others don't have an online form, the goalies just show up with no max listed. For the centres with 4 goalies they play for an hour so I did call and asked how it works, do the goalies play 30 minutes each or something? The answer I got was it is up to the goalies what happens. Most of the time I either see 2 or 3 goalies booked, rarely a full 4, so not really a problem - but not everyone books online so even if I see 2 open spots people can still come regardless. The other centres are 2 hours of time and no registration for goalies, you just go to the rink and get a wrist band then off to the dressing room and off the to ice after. Probably more manageable with subs, assuming not a lot of goalies come out. During my inline pick up it was 2 goalies max, and we played for a few hours. We did have a backup list just in the event of a last minute cancelation, but never actually had goalie subs. I'm new to this public scene as all my games were private invite only groups, but I found it odd to have to haul all my gear to the rink to maybe play 15-30 minutes in net or less. Wasn't sure if this is the norm? Thankfully there are lots of rinks so I can try to pick one where there are either 3 or 4 open spots for goalie and see what happens. The late night ones always look open. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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