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Edge Protech – Innovative Goalie Product

edgeprotechI spoke with Joe Messina and Stan Matwijiw who created and market the “Edge Protech” a product that is as innovative as it is simple in its use. In a nutshell, it is a hard rubber protector for the bottom of the posts, to be used in warm-ups and practices.

The Protech prevents serious nicks in a goalie’s edges that can seriously damage their blades before games begin, and may also save users money on sharpenings that could otherwise be avoided.

Joe and Stan tell us a bit about how they created the product, how they are used, and why they are important. As a guy who grew up in the days of dull blades and yearly sharpening, last year I would have been surprised to hear that these are used at all levels of hockey, including every NHL rink. This year I discovered the amazing difference that sharp edges – and learning to use them – can make on your game.

I hope you enjoy learning a bit about the EdgeProtech and if you want more information be sure to visit their web site.

The Edge Protech was used at the NHL All-Star Game - as it is in every NHL rink.

The Edge Protech was used at the NHL All-Star Game - as it is in every NHL rink.

photos courtesy of Edge Protech, LLC

About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.

1 Comment

  1. Carolyn O'Leary

    Wish this was used where I play hockey! I hate the sound of newly sharpened blades ringing off a metal post.