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Keycube
03-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Greetings. My apologies in advance if this has already been addressed; I haven't been on USCHO is some time, and it just struck me that this would be the place to go to answer such a question.

During the Niagara game, I noticed that goaltender Cameron Talbot was wearing thigh boards with his Bauer pads; it was my understanding that these have been illegal for some time now, as they are in the NHL.

You can see one of them in this picture, under (his) right pad and in front of his pants. Obviously not a picture from the game, but his setup was identical.

http://media.al.com/huntsville-times-sports/photo/uah-hockey-talbotjpg-1ea0972fbd9127d2_large.jpg

Just looking for some clarification. Thanks for any help!

sweatpants
03-17-2010, 01:22 PM
Thigh boards are illegal in the NCAA, but I don't see them in the pic.

gfmorris
03-17-2010, 02:44 PM
http://media.al.com/huntsville-times-sports/photo/uah-hockey-talbotjpg-1ea0972fbd9127d2_large.jpg

For the record, that photo is from a UAH practice.

GFM

Keycube
03-17-2010, 02:57 PM
For the record, that photo is from a UAH practice.

GFM

Yeah, hence the "obviously not a picture from the game" statement referencing the link.

If you didn't watch the game, can't read, or don't know what a thigh board is, please don't respond to this thread.

gfmorris
03-17-2010, 03:06 PM
If you didn't watch the game, can't read, or don't know what a thigh board is, please don't respond to this thread.

I watched the game. I can read. I know what a thigh board is. A previous poster indicated that he didn't see them in use. Everything I've read on the issue, since you brought it up, is that there isn't an NCAA ban, but rather a league-by-league ban. I do not know what the CHA's position on thigh boards is, but I'll be happy to call league officials if that makes you feel better.

GFM

gfmorris
03-17-2010, 03:13 PM
I sit corrected:


Goalkeeper’s Equipment
SECTION 3. a. With the exception of skates and stick, all equipment
worn by the goalkeeper must be constructed solely for the purpose of
protecting the head or body. The goalkeeper cannot wear any garment
or use any contrivance that would provide undue assistance in keeping
goal. Aprons or webbing extending more than three inches below the
crotch are not permitted. All inner knee/thigh protection, whether
attached to the leg pad or not, must be tightly wrapped around the leg.
Thigh boards are illegal.

GFM

Freddie
03-17-2010, 03:24 PM
Yeah, hence the "obviously not a picture from the game" statement referencing the link.

If you didn't watch the game, can't read, or don't know what a thigh board is, please don't respond to this thread.

I can read.
I know what a thigh board is.
But I didn't watch the game, so I guess that cancels my right to respond to this thread.

W T F, I'll respond anyway.

When you use a quote to prove a point, you ought to use the entire quote! Your original post says: "Obviously not a picture from the game, but his setup was identical." Then you use just the first part of your quote in a sarcastic slam back at others.

Bad form.:(

Keycube
03-17-2010, 03:33 PM
I can read.
I know what a thigh board is.
But I didn't watch the game, so I guess that cancels my right to respond to this thread.

W T F, I'll respond anyway.

When you use a quote to prove a point, you ought to use the entire quote! Your original post says: "Obviously not a picture from the game, but his setup was identical." Then you use just the first part of your quote in a sarcastic slam back at others.

Bad form.:(

The fact that the goaltender was using the same pad/thigh board setup in the game as in the picture, has no relevance to the fact that the picture was obviously not from the game in question...which I had already pointed out.

Therefore; what wasn't relevant, wasn't included.

But thanks for the worthwhile contribution.

BeaverFan
03-17-2010, 03:50 PM
The fact that the goaltender was using the same pad/thigh board setup in the game as in the picture, has no relevance to the fact that the picture was obviously not from the game in question...which I had already pointed out.

Therefore; what wasn't relevant, wasn't included.

But thanks for the worthwhile contribution.


Big man on campus :cool:

COHockey
03-17-2010, 04:07 PM
During the Niagara game, I noticed that goaltender Cameron Talbot was wearing thigh boards with his Bauer pads; it was my understanding that these have been illegal for some time now, as they are in the NHL.

I DVR'd the game and just took a quick look, and I do not see thigh boards. I will keep it on for a few minutes to see if there is a better picture. I am also still looking online, a press photo during the game would be better.

wsp67326
03-17-2010, 04:15 PM
I DVR'd the game and just took a quick look, and I do not see thigh boards. I will keep it on for a few minutes to see if there is a better picture. I am also still looking online, a press photo during the game would be better.

I just took a look at what was put online; no thigh boards from what I can see either. Can't see any in the picture provided either. Appears to me that Keycube is a troll looking to put doubt into the abilities of Talbot. Nice try... FAIL!

cetihcra
03-17-2010, 05:03 PM
There is a subtle difference between a thigh board, and a thigh wrap -- boards aren't attached to your thigh with any sort of strap, and thus free float and cover the 5-hole when in the butterfly. Thigh wraps have a strap that wraps around your thigh, preventing lower thigh injuries if a puck gets in between the pants and pad.

Thigh boards are illegal in most major leagues -- thigh wraps are not.

r

Douglas
03-17-2010, 05:40 PM
I'm one of the photographers that was at the tournament. I have hundreds of photos from this past weekend's games. Talbot does not wear thigh boards. If I have time later I'll provide a photo from one of the games that should satisfy your insinuation/accusation that he does. Trying to upset the apple cart are we? If he was wearing them don't you think the refs that watch for such equipment would have noticed? Or for that matter, every player and coach on the Niagara bench?

MarkEagleUSA
03-17-2010, 06:05 PM
Trying to upset the apple cart are we? If he was wearing them don't you think the refs that watch for such equipment would have noticed? Or for that matter, every player and coach on the Niagara bench?Conspiracy theories are so much more fun... :p

A Shot and a Goal
03-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Conspiracy theories are so much more fun... :p

Don't you have anything better to do in the off-season than stir the pot? Troublemaker.:mad:

:D

fangers
03-17-2010, 06:30 PM
There is a subtle difference between a thigh board, and a thigh wrap -- boards aren't attached to your thigh with any sort of strap, and thus free float and cover the 5-hole when in the butterfly. Thigh wraps have a strap that wraps around your thigh, preventing lower thigh injuries if a puck gets in between the pants and pad.

Thigh boards are illegal in most major leagues -- thigh wraps are not.

r

Pretty much what I was going to post...those are not thigh boards

fangers
03-17-2010, 06:31 PM
Yeah, hence the "obviously not a picture from the game" statement referencing the link.

If you didn't watch the game, can't read, or don't know what a thigh board is, please don't respond to this thread.

Guess you better not respond because you obviously don't know what a thigh board is...

Freddie
03-17-2010, 08:32 PM
Elvis is alive & working the drivethru window at a BK in Kalamazoo.
The CIA had JFK, RFK and MLK killed.
UAH cheats.

Keycube
03-18-2010, 08:06 AM
Well, my apologies. I defer to the equipment gurus and video analysts.

Just for reference though, could someone help me identify what these pieces are that stick out above the goal pads, with the thin strap going underneath the pants, in the picture below? I've played goal for 15 years, and thought I knew my equipment pretty well, but apparently my eyes are starting to deceive me in my old age.

Thanks!

http://www.uahchargers.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1174&Itemid=245

Keycube
03-19-2010, 07:30 AM
Bump.

Waiting for the experts to tell me what's going on with the picture in the above post. We've determined that Talbot doesn't wear thigh boards, so please, educate me.