So it was on with the goalie pads, and the huge gloves, and the chest protectors and the oversized goalie stick, and onto the ice. He immediately fell over and flailed about under all that padding unable to get up on his own steam. But he eventually managed and after a couple of circuits of the rink he got used to it. Some quick lessons from the coach, and then he was ready to take his place in goal.
|Number 5, dark jersey, green stripes, far left of the pack. These young hockey players are all in their first year, ages 6-8.|
|Isaac on the left in dark jersey with green stripes. It's really hard to skate inside all that equipment, especially when you have short legs.|
|Learning some vital goalie moves from the coach, how to block the puck with your pads, how to use the goalie stick with your right hand, while ready to catch the puck with your left hand.|
|And action on the ice. What a brave goalie. I predict a brilliant future!|