About 3 inches thick of padding
Their primary job is to keep the puck from going into the net.
6 at the minumim but at least 9 and 2 goalies and 6 defense
10 Players on an Ice Hockey Rink (plus 2 goalies)
Rick DiPietro, Robert Esche, and John Grahame.
It's "SU", so it means shut-outs (commonly abbreviated SO). This is for goalies.
It really depends on the type of gear and how much you are willing to spend.
Yes, definitely. lots of ice hockey goalies wear two cups. A regular cup jock and then a special goalie cup over top of that. Usually the size and speed of the puck or ball being shot at the net determines wether a goalie would need to wear a goalie cup. Lacrosse and ice hockey goalies wear cups but soccer goalies generally dont wear a cup
One can buy skates for hockey goalies at sports stores such as Modell's, Dick's or any skate shops at local ice rinks. One can also purchase these skates at online sites such the sports stores' online website.
Ice Hockey Goalies do not always wear their team socks under their pads (Practices usually just sweatpants) although for games they mainly do. If you are going to play Ice Hockey, you most definitely need to buy a Goalie Jock. They are padded and usually have thicker plastic for the "jock" part.
I believe there's two goalies in every hockey game.