The 5-Hole

We all have heard of the 5 hole, between the legs.  But have you ever wonded, why it’s number 5 and what happened to holes 1 through 4.

Well, historically there were 7 key holes that a goaltender needed to cover.  In our modern era, we only talk about hole number 5.

Here for your everyday reference, is a description on what numbers 1-7 actually were:

1 Hole – located at the corner of the net on the ice on the goaltender’s stick side

2 Hole – located on the corner of the net on the ice on the goaltender’s glove side

3 Hole – located on the goaltender’s glove side, near the upper cross bar

4 Hole – located on the goaltender’s stick side, near the upper cross bar

5 Hole – located between the goaltender’s legs

6 Hole – located between the goaltenders torso and the stick side

7 Hole – located between the goaltenders torso and the glove side

The Chief Canuck

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8 Comments on “The 5-Hole”

  1. Adam Says:

    I noticed that you linked to my site. I will make sure to get you added to the general blog roll on the main page asap. Also, when it’s completed (soon) I will add you to the Canucks Blog List inside the Vancouver War Room.

    I like your blog, keep it up.

    Adam
    The Hockey Report

  2. Adam Says:

    Chief:

    Finally got you added to the blog roll (NW Div). I apologize for the lengthy delay.

    Hope all is well in the great NW.

    Adam
    The Hockey Report

  3. Adam Says:

    I wanted to let you know that I finally finished the Van. War Room I mentioned to you a few weeks back. Let me know what you think, and offer some suggestions.

    Adam
    The Hockey Report

  4. PensFAN Says:

    Traditionally there were only 5. The 6-hole is slang

    It basically means it went through the goalie, but it shouldn’t be used in professional broadcasts.

  5. DJ Says:

    If the 1 hole is on the stick side on the ice, is the one hole on the other side for left handed goalies?

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  7. mr fuxtable Says:

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