Ice Hockey is an adventurous sport that gives you an opportunity to witness fantastic edge thrilling matches. The goalies often face challenges to handle their stick which are much larger than player’s sticks as their one hand is always occupied with the goalie’s glove. Therefore to overcome the difficulties where both the hands are filled with ice hockey equipment, a blocker with the right fit and size act as a rescue guard. The goalie blocker is an additional rectangular board worn over the gloves on the dominant backhand side. The board generally has one curved end that provides better control over deflection of the puck and also creates a tough angle while performing the shaft-down technique.
The blockers are generally worn on the hand that carries the stick. Therefore a right-handed goaltender wears the blocker on their right hand whereas the left-handed goalies wear it on their left hand. Thus a left-handed goalie is regarded as “full right goalie” as he / she wears the catch glove in his right hand. The blocker is also regarded as a waffle and sometimes called a domino. In reference to the older models, the blockers were used to be covered with real leather with holes cut over to reduce its weight and give the blockers a typical waffle-like appearance. Blockers come in various sizes, similar to the catch gloves like Youth, Junior, Intermediate and Senior.
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