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goaltender Line breaks: goal|tend¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊltɛndə/

Definition of goaltender in English:


North American
A goalkeeper, especially in ice hockey.
Example sentences
  • Each team can protect players under one of the two following combinations: one goaltender, five defensemen and nine forwards or two goaltenders, three defensemen and seven forwards.
  • But most coaches, Sutter included, say their best penalty killer is their goaltender.
  • Richter recorded nine postseason shutouts as the Rangers goaltender.


Example sentences
  • They've got six 20-goal scorers and strong goaltending from Patrick Lalime.
  • Scoring goals is hard enough during the regular season, given the dominant goaltending, rangy defensemen and smothering defensive schemes forwards face.
  • In the Stanley Cup finals, great goaltending is a given.
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