Key to Hockey Goalie Success Discovered

Do we need Martin Brodeur to get better?

Scientists in Canada have discovered the exact spots hockey goalies need to watch to successfully block shots.
The researchers say these findings could help goalies improve even if they are already playing at an elite level.
During a hockey game, goalies face shots that zip at up to 100 mph, faster than the eye can track [batters in baseball face the same problem]. Still, professional goaltenders can on average stop 90 percent of all shots they face. To do so, the best athletes rely on what researcher Joan Vickers at the University of Calgary dubbed “the quiet eye,” the critical moment of focus prior to action.
To see where elite goalies focus their eyes in order to make a save, (click to continue the article at

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