What is another word for goaltender?

Synonyms for goaltender
ˈgoʊlˌtɛn dərgoal·tender

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  1. goaltendernoun

    netkeeper, goalkeeper, netminder, keeper, goalie

  2. goaltendernoun

    a designated player that protects a goal by attempting to prevent the opposing team from scoring.

    goalkeeper, netkeeper, keeper, netminder, goalie

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netmindernoun

    the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

    goalie, goalkeeper, netkeeper, netminder

  2. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeepernoun

    the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring

    goalie, goalkeeper, netkeeper, netminder

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  1. Auston Matthews:

    I just wanted to open his (goaltender Dominik Furch's) legs, go five-hole, i was able to sneak it in there, so it worked out.

  2. Ryan Ellis:

    I don’t think that’s a game we’re very proud of, we’ve been moving in the right direction in a lot of games lately, tonight I think we took a step back. I think this group obviously is disappointed the way we played in front of our goaltender. He gave us a chance to win, but it didn’t come through.

  3. Hilary Knight:

    Their goaltender played pretty well tonight. She was big for them, and we just had to find a way. It doesn’t always look pretty, it’s great to kind of learn how to work our way through these different issues, whatever dilemma that may present during a game.


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