EYECANDYAIR was able to catch up with a member of our goalie family
Justin Morton from Chatsworth, CA
To do this special exclusive one-on-one interview!
ECA: What inspired you to be a goalie?
JM: I have always naturally been flexible and love to rob a guy and see the look on his face!
ECA: How old were you when you started?
JM: I played street hockey when I was little, but didnt start playing ice hockey until a little more than a year ago when I was 23. Parents were never really in to hockey and had me playing other sports.
ECA: What is the highest level you have played?
JM: Just level two in a mens league, had a local college coach ask me to come and try out for his team though. He couldn't believe that I had just stared playing.
ECA: Did you ever have a goalie coach?
JM: Took two lessons with a guy, but couldn't afford it.
ECA: What style of goaltending do you play?
JM: Butterfly, with a little "HASEK"
ECA: How many times a week do you play?
JM: Three at least, two games and a practice.
ECA: What are your strengths?
JM: Glove and flexibility.
ECA: Care to add weaknesses?
JM: Beer, and girls! Oh, and I wish I were a little taller. HAHAHA...
ECA: Who is your favourite NHL goalie?
JM: If I had to choose I guess it would be Turco or Garon.
ECA: What type of gear are you wearing?
JM: All RBK.
ECA: Do you have any game superstitions?
JM: Ya I never set the net, and I tap my mask and post crossing my self 3 times before the first twice in the second and once in the third. Oh and write my Mom and Grandmas names on my stick.
ECA: Any advice to other goalies out there?
JM: For us smaller goalies keep up the flexibility, and quickness.
ECA: Anything else you'd like to add?
JM: In the first three games I used my mask I held two of the highest scoring teams in the league two one goal, got a shutout and stopped a penalty shot in OT. So its brought me some luck, hopefully if you get a Steve Nash mask it will bring you some luck to.
Justin, that was so much fun! Thanks for taking time to chat with us and share your goaltending experiences and thoughts for all to read.
Best of luck on the ice and enjoy your brand new EYECANDYAIR custom painted goalie mask!
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