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What does a hockey goalie do? The answer may seem simple, they stop pucks. However, there’s much more to it than preventing the puck from entering the goal. An N.H.L. goaltender relies on flexibility, agility and lightning-fast reflexes, while carrying about 35 pounds of equipment.

To increase his chances against 100-mile-an-hour shots, players screening him from the puck and pucks deflected out of midair, a goalie plays high-percentage angles and uses specific maneuvers while making split-second decisions.

Find out more about what it takes to be a successful hockey goalie and how complex their performance in a match is. The boys in your classroom will definitely enjoy studying this infographic.

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