Rbk Challenge Week Trivia Answers (June 8- 14)

Note – answers to the trivia questions will be posted on the blog shortly after they are due Saturday mornings but this past week was an exception since I was on vacation and could not access the internet. For the rest of the camp, you can expect answers within 24 hours of the Saturday morning sessions. Answers for June 15-21 trivia will be posted shortly.

 

Question One

Which Montreal Canadians great won the Vezina Trophy five times in eight seasons  before retiring?

a. George Vezina              b. Patrick Roy

c. Jacques Plante              d. Ken Dryden

 

ANSWER

D. Dryden.

Many goalies missed this selecting either Plante or Roy instead of Dryden. Plante won the trophy 7 times in 18 NHL seasons while Roy won it 3 times in 19 seasons. Dryden won it an amazing 63% of the seasons he played in the NHL (5 times in 8 seasons).

 

Question Two

Which scenario below should a goalie use the “scull” movement?

a. When goalie needs to gain depth and the threat of a shot is real

b.When goalie needs to move post-to-post

c. When goalie is headed behind the net to stop the puck on a dump-in

d. To get into better position to use the butterfly

 

ANSWER

A. When goalie needs to gain depth and the threat of a shot is real.

When a goalie uses the scull movement, he moves vertically (forward or backward) which is how depth is gained. The scull is a better movement than the T-PUSH (other “veritcal movement) with an impending shot since both skates are on the ice (t-push – one skate is off the ice). More importantly, both pads would be square to the puck which leads to more net coverage.

 

Question Three

Name the only goalie in the history of the NHL to win the Calder Trophy and not to play a single NHL game in the following season.

 

ANSWER

There were two acceptable answers for this question. The first goalie was Lorne “Gump” Worsley in 1953-54 when after winning the Calder (Rookie of the Year) he asked for a $500 raise and was banished to the minors for the entire season. The next was Andrew Raycroft in 2004-05 when the NHL locked-out the players in the labor dispute. Raycroft finally went over to Finland during the lockout and played 11 games. He has never been the same goalie as he was his rookie year and many believe it is due to him essentially taking a year off instead of playing full-time in Europe during the lockout.

 

Question Four

Who holds the record for most consecutive games starter by a goaltender? When the streak finally ended at 503 games, name the goalie who replaced him in Chicago’s net. (0.5 for each correct answer)

 

ANSWER

Known as “Mr. Goalie”, Glenn Hall played 503 consecutive games – a steak that will never be matched – and apparently vomited before each game because of nerves (hey, without a mask, who could blame him…). The goalie who replaced him was Denis DeJordy.

 

Question Five

When a goalie is square in Angle Position 2 (7 Point System) and needs to move to Angle Position 5, which goalie-specific movement does he use?

a. Scull                              b. Shuffle

c. Stride                            d. T-Push

 

ANSWER

D. T-Push

As we know in the 7-point angle system, Position Two is just off left post facing the face-off dot in the defensive zone. To get to Position Five (lines up with face-off dot in neutral zones just outside the blue line on right post) the goalie needs to use the T-Push.

 

Question Six

When a goalie needs to move laterally (side-to-side) there are two techniques he can use. Which are they?

a. Scull                              b. Shuffle

c. Stride                            d. T-Push


ANSWER

B. Shuffle and D. T-Push

Two techniques to move laterally are Shuffle and T-Push. Shuffle keeps the toes pointed up ice (allowing for pads to face up-ice for more coverage) while T-Push allows for a quicker movement than shuffles but only one pad faces up-ice when the movement is being made. With regards to moving post-to-post, we told the younger goalies to use the T-Push and older goalies the shuffle.

 

Question Seven

Which of the following has not won the Hart Trophy for the NHL’s Most Valuable Player?

a. Dominic Hasek              b. Patrick Roy

c. Jacques Plante               d. Roy Worters

 

ANSWER

            B. Patrick Roy

Although considered by many as the greatest goalie of all time, Patrick never had seasons like Hasek (1996-97 and 1997-98), Plante (1961-62) nor Worters (1928-29). 

Roy almost won Hart in 1991-92 by finishing 2nd in voting but lost to Mark Messier.

 

Question Eight

When a goalie is square in Angle Position 6 (7 Point System) and needs to move to Angle Position 5, which goalie-specific movement does he use?

a. Scull                              b. Shuffle

c. Stride                            d. T-Push

 

ANSWER

B. Shuffle

Position Six lines up with defensive zone face-off dot off the right post while Angle 5 lines up with neutral zone face-off dot close to the blue line off the right post. With such a small movement required (6 to 5), shuffle is the only movement that makes sense.

 

Question Nine

Name the goalie who played in both NHL outdoor games – the 2003 “Heritage Classic” and 2008 “Winter Classic”?

 

ANSWER

While playing for Edmonton, Ty Conklin was in net for the Heritage Classic against Montreal and five years later he guarded the net for Pittsburgh when they faced Buffalo this past January 1 during the Winter Classic.

A few people guessed Ryan Miller, the goalie for Buffalo during the Winter Classic. Miller did play in net during another outdoor game but not in the NHL. He was in goal when Michigan State University played University of Michigan in October 2001 at MSU’s Spartan Stadium.

 

Question Ten

When a goalie drops to the ice to use his left leg pad to make a save, which leg does he get up with if the puck remains on his left side?

a. Left Leg                                    b. Right Leg

c. Both Legs                                 d. Does not use either leg

 

ANSWER

            B. Right Leg

When getting back to their feet after making a save, goalies should use the opposite leg from where the puck is. This allows the pad on the “puck-side” (defined as side of body puck is on) to remain on the ice in event of an unexpected shot.

 

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