During the process of trying to innovate, we are often challenged to think outside the box ... or in this case should I say ... outside the goalie crease. Via the Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog, I learned about a high school ice hockey goalie who redesigned his protective pads to blend into the goal net behind him. This was the young man's idea (quoted from the Boston Globe):
- "When the shooter comes down and only has a split second to shoot the puck, they're looking for net," said Leahy, a senior from Hampton, N.H., who grew up in Byfield. "If you put the net on the pad, they'll shoot at the pad instead of the goal."