Well they need a variety of equipment. First they need goalie skates and goalie pants. Also they need special type of pads to cover their legs, called goalie leg pads. A few other things are a goaltender chest protector, goaltender catch glove, blocker, goalie helmet, a goalie stick, and usually a cup.
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
About 3 inches thick of padding
12 including goalies unless there is a penalty.
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.
6 at the minumim but at least 9 and 2 goalies and 6 defense
Their primary job is to keep the puck from going into the net.
There is no patron saint of hockey goalies. However, Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of all athletes and Lydwina of Schiedam is the patron saint of ice skaters.
they play for the same team
10 Players on an Ice Hockey Rink (plus 2 goalies)
It depends on what kind of hockey. If you are playing ice hockey you should wear: Ice skates (for ice hockey, not figure skates)shin pads & knee pads (most wear socks over shin and knee pads)padded shortschest and shoulder pads (they look like the pads that foot ball players wear. Make sure to get hockey pads)elbow padsneck guard (optional, but if you want to stay safe and warm you should wear one).helmet (you should wear a cage helmet)Jersey (to complete the uniform)