Teen Goalie Designs Camouflage Pads

Posted on January 29, 2009  Comments (4)

Teen goalie designs pads to trick shots

Leahy sketched out new leg pads that blend into the goal netting behind him. He wanted pads, a trapper, and a blocker that are white with a raised double-stitched design, just like the goal. He applied for a design patent and had them custom-made by a Canada-based pad maker.

“When the shooter comes down and only has a split second to shoot the puck, they’re looking for net,” said Leahy, a senior from Hampton, N.H., who grew up in Byfield. “If you put the net on the pad, they’ll shoot at the pad instead of the goal.”

Exactly what will happen to the pads after this season is unclear. Leahy said he would like to play hockey in college, probably at the club level, and wants to market the idea. “It would definitely be cool to get it out there and get other guys in the future wearing it,” he said.

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4 Responses to “Teen Goalie Designs Camouflage Pads”

  1. Rich Hoeg
    January 30th, 2009 @ 6:46 am

    I like the way this kid thinks!

  2. Anonymous
    October 8th, 2009 @ 3:40 am

    I think it is a good a idea.Kids/teens now a days are really trying to use their mind to get some good results.Some of the boys military schools conduct some programs to make the teens mind sharp.

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