Goalie catchers are often paired with matching goalie blockers, and almost as often with the goalie's leg pads as well. Your goalie catcher should provide reasonable protection for your hand from pucks and hockey sticks and give you the ability to catch pucks that are fired at your net. Some catchers are built with an extra blocking surface on the cuff and a smaller pocket because some goalies play a style that lends itself more to blocking the puck than actually catching it. This is a matter of personal preference and you can make the choice for yourself.
Some of the top goalie manufacturers that we carry include Brians, Bauer and Warrior, among others, and you'll find great prices on catchers for youth goalies all the way up to senior goalies. Catchers and blockers are produced in matching pairs along with goalie leg pads, but they are sold separately so that you can mix and match the pads that work best for you. One of the benefits of purchasing an actual set of leg pads, catcher and blocker from the same product line is that the color and design on the pads will be an exact match. Bauer White/Black/Red goalie pads probably won't look exactly the same as Warrior or Reebok White/Black/Red goalie pads.
Goalie catchers aren't sold in "sizes" such as small, x-small or large. Rather, they are sold with an age group size of Tyke (2-5), Youth (5-8), Junior (9-12), Intermediate (12-14) and Senior (14+), which sufficiently accommodate players of various age ranges. Once you've selected a goalie catcher, the only two options you really have to decide on are the color and hand. Information on how to choose the hand of your goalie catcher is outlined below.
Regular = Stick in RIGHT Hand | Blocker on RIGHT hand | Catcher on LEFT hand
Full Right = Stick in LEFT hand | Blocker on LEFT hand | Catcher on RIGHT hand