The case for composite helmets.
The game of hockey is becoming faster and more instinctive every year with better athletes and higher performance gear. If you want to successfully stop pucks in this environment you need not only technical precision, but also athleticism and critical reflexes to respond in a hybrid fashion. The composite helmet is best suited for the hybrid techniques of a sprawling, athletic goalie that needs 360 degrees of coverage.
Hockey is also becoming more dangerous for goalies with harder shots and full contact with charging forwards. The superior fit of a helmet ensures it will remain in place while rolling, turning, or protecting the territory around the crease. The superior performance and sensory advantage of the helmet allows the athlete to maximize his potential, focus on the game, and look good at the same time.
Carbon/Aramid - 799USD
Fiberglass - 599USD
Just because the game has evolved doesn’t mean you have to abandon iconic style and safety. Olympia player helmets are hand made with high impact epoxy resin and carbon/aramid reinforcements. Internal padding is comprised of single or dual density closed cell EVA foam for protection, fit, and comfort. Our designs evoke memories of the game's most recognized and respected legends. Select your next helmet from our current choice of models and start your own legacy today.
Carbon/Aramid - 399USD
Fiberglass - 329USD
Increased risk to goalies in today's game:
Lehner, MacArthur both diagnosed with concussions after heavy collision
Matt Cooke runs Rick DiPietro 3 times
Sabres' Ryan Miller out indefinitely
Jordin Tootoo Runs Over Goalie Ryan Miller, Who Fights Back
Goalies face unique obstacles in concussion recovery
James Reimer Hit - 10/22/2011
From Chicago: Hiller Suffers Head Injury in Practice
Most hockey goalies' concussions caused by collisions, U study finds
Are Hockey Rule Changes Causing More Concussions?
GMs discuss protecting goalies, avoiding collisions
The 7 great skater vs. goalie collisions that resulted in hilarity, chaos
Flames goalie Ramo leaves game after collision