Skates are a goaltender’s foundation. Whether a goalie is standing, racing behind the net to retrieve a puck, or pushing from one side of the crease to the other, skates are a critical component of the process.
They’re also continuing to evolve.
In fact, one of the latest developments over the past two years has been the removal of the cowling, an operation spearheaded by True Hockey.
"The biggest trend right now is the departure from a traditional goalie boot and cowling to what is being referred to as a two-piece construction goalie skate," True Hockey senior marketing and business development manager Dave McNally said. "It’s a goalie skate with a player’s holder on it. We were the first to come out with that product, and it’s given us a real stronghold at the National Hockey League level, with well over half of the NHL goalies wearing our products at this point."