Yes it does count!
The first Goalie to score a goal was Ron Hextall on December 8, 1987. If you don't count the Islander's goalie scoring on himself. EDIT: It has happened a few times. There are instances where the goalie did not shoot the puck into the net, but was the alst person to touch before the other team accidentally scored on themselves. Here is a list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_goaltenders_who_have_scored_a_goal_in_an_NHL_game
They block the hockey puck, made of solid rubber extracted from donkey balls
The main purpose of a goalie mask is to protect the face of the goalie in a hockey game. Many fast shots are made toward the goal and the goalie is the only thing to get in the way to prevent a shot from scoring. The face needs to be protected because a shot at that speed could cause some serious damage to a person.
Street hockey pads are not made to withstand extremely cold temperatures and are not made to the higher standards of protective ice hockey equipment.
In field hockey for every goal scored that team gets 1 point
Hockey nets, found on a hockey goal, are 100% nylon. Arizona Sports Equipment
Depends what type of hockey you're playing. Minimum for ice hockey: Shoulder pads, gloves, shin guards, elbow pads, a helmet, breezers, hockey socks (to cover shin guards) ice skates, compression shorts that will hold a cup or a jockstrap and a cup, a hockey stick, ice hockey skates For roller, all of the same except: No shoulder pads, roller hockey pants and an inline girdle instead of breezers, no hockey socks, roller hockey skates instead of ice hockey skates For ice hockey goalie: Goalie pants, a goalie groin protector and cup, a monkey suit, leg pads, a goalie helmet with a throat protector (preferably), goalie ice hockey skates, a goalies glove, a blocker, and a goalies stick For roller hockey goalie: Same as ice hockey goalie except roller hockey goalie skates For ice hockey: An ice rink with nets on both sides of the rink and a puck For roller hockey: A roller rink with nets on both sides of the rink and a roller puck (yes, they are different from ice picks. They're made to reduce friction and slide better on floors.) For street hockey: Some sort of net, a ball or puck, and a stick I think I covered a good portion of it. If I missed anything, I apologize. It's a great sport, have fun!
Schneider is WAY better, Luongo is the worst goalie ever made, he should be in Pee Wee Hockey
It's Called a Hockey Puck not Ball. Plus The Hockey pucks are made of Rubber.