Rent-A-Goalies come in many forms: some of them cost money, some of them are just a buddy that you call in a pinch, but the most important characteristic of a rent-a-goalie is that they show up between the pipes.
We’ve all had to make the awkward knock on a random team’s dressing room door right after their game to peek in and ask if their goalie can play another game right away. The feeling when another goalie steps up can be pretty amazing, so we just want to give a shoutout to all of those goalies. They have the fuel to help everybody get through their hockey games, just like our sponsor on this post, Kellogg’s Vector®. Vector® products can help give you the fuel to get through your daily activities and is perfect for the unsung heroes of hockey.
So without further ado, here are three reasons why Rent-a-Goalies are today’s unsung heroes of hockey:
Their Endless Energy
Certain goalies seem to want play every game they can. If you ask most players to play another game after their first, their legs won’t even let them. Maybe it’s Vector® products helping to fuel them, maybe not, but these goalies have more energy than anyone on the ice.
They Always Show Up
It would almost be better to just have a rent-a-goalie all the time. When your regular goalie shows up late or can’t show up at all, the stress of trying to find a replacement can be pretty brutal. If it’s a goalie you’re paying or one that’s already in the arena, there’s no worry period at all.
The Other Team’s Game Isn’t Ruined
Honestly, every time a rent-a-goalie plays the other team should go give them a tap on the pads, because that’s who they’re really helping. There is nothing worse than playing against a team with no goalie, because none of your goals feel real. Even your best Datsyukian deke doesn’t quite look the same when there’s no one in the cage.