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Synonyms for goalie

the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring

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The researchers assume that goalies are guessing because of a pattern from kicker to kicker.
During the 2nd period, a scrum broke out on the ice and goalies Carey Price and Tim Thomas skated towards each other in anticipation.
Michel will have a stronger defensive and forward unit in front of him than possibly any Newcastle goalie since Koenig, and that will reduce the scoring chances the opposition receive.
Wilson acknowledged that following Verner was a tough act to follow for any goalie, but is confident Robinson is up to the job.
The goalies spent the past week up in Vancouver, working with goalie coach Bill Ranford.
In a cranky 1998 letter to the Edmonton Journal, one holier-than-thou amateur griped that "real goalies do it for fun, not for money.
At many high schools, the task of warming up the goalie often falls to an injured player (at worst) or to the team's best offensive shooter.
It takes a lot of courage to play goalie, and you should be proud of that.
Boston College's trio of candidates are senior left wing Chris Collins (Fairport, NY), senior defenseman Peter Harrold (Kirtland Hills, OH), and sophomore goalie Cory Schneider (Marblehead, MA).
It was a lot of fun competitions, and it all focused on things you need to be able to do to be a good goalie.
After all, almost seven years had passed since Jarboe last played lacrosse at a high level, since he graduated from the Naval Academy in 2000 and traded in his goalie stick for the stick of a Seahawk helicopter.
In the past, the crease attackman was a big, bulky player with enough size and strength to screen the goalie without being pushed around inside.
Making its Xbox 360 console debut, NHL 2K6 introduces Crease Control(TM), a new gameplay feature that allows players the opportunity to control the goalie in ways never before possible.
FITCHBURG - Bob Vorse has accomplished pretty much everything during his first three seasons at Fitchburg State - winning ECAC Northeast Goalie of the Year honors in 2009, being named to the ECAC Northeast and MASCAC first team the last two seasons, and leading the Falcons to the MASCAC regular-season title last year.