US 20040259667 A1
A hockey target device that incorporates the different positions a player will face in a game play situations. Said hockey target apparatus will replicate and portray five of the most common stances or positions used by a goalie. These stances include the ‘butterfly’ position, ‘left kick save’ position, ‘right kick save’ position, ‘left stack the pads’, ‘right stack the pads’, and the ‘breakaway’ stance. Each image presents a new position with new targets/holes that the shooter can shoot on. The images will attach to the goal post of a hockey net, and motor boxes will pull each new image across to the other goal post until said image locks. A timed sequence will permit each goalie position to be locked for a desired time.
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The images will be 4 ft and 30 ft in length. Each individual image is 4 ft high by 6 feet in length, which correspond to the actual dimensions of a regulation hockey net.
The 30 feet of printed images will be rolled on a cylinder that attaches to left goal post of a regulation size net (4′×6′). A second cylinder will be attached to the right goal post and the images will move back and forth between both cylinders controlled by a motor box.
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 This application is based upon provisional patent application No. 60/474,388 filed on Jun. 2, 2003.
 This invention relates to a goalie practice apparatus and more specifically an image changing backdrop and target formed of flexible canvas or PVC material that is geared and suited for use in practicing hockey shots, or any other related sports that shoots on a net.
 Practice targets of the past have always been a piece of material draped across the front opening of a net. These practice shooting apparatuses are stationary and offer only one image to shoot on with net openings in desired locations to challenge the shooter. Our invention revolutionizes any attempted invention of the past, by offering an invention that offers a variety of images that randomly change and challenge the shooter in a way not presented to date. The random images rotate mechanically by using two motors and some gears system. It can be powered by using batteries or by an AC adaptor. This target apparatuses will have it images rotated randomly or using a remote control. This apparatuses will be held on the two side posts of the net.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,238,243, Grispi, Aug. 24, 1993
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,993,334, MacNamara, Nov. 30, 1999
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,299,967, Gilbert, Apr. 5, 1994
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,772,538, Sztykiel, Jun. 30, 1998
 Practice hockey targets have been utilized in various forms. Prior art demonstrates that no invention of the past has taken the target apparatus to the next level. Grispi of U.S. Pat. No. 5,238,243, and McNamara of U.S. Pat. No. 5,999,334, and Sztykiel of U.S. Pat. No. 5,772,538 offer a fixed image for shooter to shoot on and nothing more. As a result of said limitations of past inventions, makes our invention superior to all inventions of the past.