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Publication numberUS3841630 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 15, 1974
Filing dateJan 14, 1974
Priority dateJan 14, 1974
Publication numberUS 3841630 A, US 3841630A, US-A-3841630, US3841630 A, US3841630A
InventorsRenna F
Original AssigneeRaymond Lee Organization Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hockey player training device
US 3841630 A
Abstract
A device used in training hockey players in blocking pucks when playing goalie. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular rigid plastic member has handles secured to one major surface. A thin rubber sheet is secured to the opposite major surface of the member. The sheet has upper and lower horizontally elongated edges shaped to define guides, the lower edge being relatively thick. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular resilient flexible plastic plate detachably engages the rubber and is slidably held in place by the guides.
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ilmtedstates atent 1191 Renna Oct. 15, 1974 [54] HOCKEY PLAYER TRAINING DEVICE 3,302,214 2/1967 Yuritch 3. 2 2.5 3,369,836 2/1968 Haycock ct a1 109/495 X [75] lnvemorg F g Galtcambndger 3,745,938 7/1973 Hathaway et al 109 495 11 ario, ana a [73] Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Primary ExaminerPaul E. Shapiro Inc., New York, NY. apart 57 ABSTRACT [22] Flled: 1974 A device used in training hockey players in blocking [21] Appl. No.: 433,089 pucks when playing goalie. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular rigid plastic member has handles secured to one major surface. A thin rubber sheet [52] U.S. C1. 273/1 B, 109/495 is Secured to the Opposite major Surface of the [51] Int. Cl. A63b 69/00, A63b 71/08 w 58 Id is h 273/1 109/49 5 58 5 ber. The sheet has upper and lower horizontally elon- 1 0 can: gated edges shaped to define guides, the lower edge being relatively thick. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular resilient flexible plastic plate [56] uNlTE g gr z r s giiENTs detachably engages the rubber and is slidably held in place by the guides. 1,895,197 1/1933 Martinson 109/585 X 3,292,181 12/1966 Kennedy et a1 2/25 3 Claims 3 Drawmg F'gures 1 HOCKEY PLAYER TRAINING DEVICE SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This invention is directed toward a device which can be used by hockey players in learning to block pucks when playing goalie while at the same time providing protection to hands, legs, body and the like.

The device employs a thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular rigid plastic member. Handle means are secured to one major surface of the member. A thin rubber sheet secured to the opposite major surface of the member has upper and lower horizontally elongated edges shaped to define guides, the lower edge being relatively thick. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular resilient flexible plastic plate detachably engages the rubber sheet and is slidably held in place by the guides.

Typically, the device can be about 4 feet long by 3 feet high. The user grasps the handles and moves the device along the ice with the bottom edge guide facing the puck and being disposed adjacent the ice. The shock of impact of the puck is absorbed in the plate and, should the plate tear or otherwise fail to completely stop the puck, the rigid member will block further penetration of the puck.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a front view of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a rear view of the invention; and

FIG. 3 is a view taken along line 33 in FIG. 2.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIGS. 1-3, a vertical horizontally elongated rigid plastic member defines a rectangle with rounded corners, typically 4 feet long by 3 feet high by 2% inches thick and made of polyethylene.

Elongated handles 12 extend vertically along and are secured to one major surface of the member 10, these handles being centered thereon. Typically the handles are-6 inches long, are one foot apart and are formed of hollow leather filled with plastic foam. The space between handles can be lined with foam plastic 22.

A thin rubber sheet 14 is secured by glue or other means to the other major surface of the member and has relatively rigid upper and lower elongated horizontal edges 16 and 18 which curve outward from the body of the sheet and inwardly toward each other to define guides. The lower edge 18 is thicker thanthe upper edge and extends forward to define a bumper strip.

A rectangular resilient flexible plastic sheet 20 of plastic foam is slidably and removably-disposed between the guides and bears against the surface of sheet 14. Typically sheet 20 is about 3 /2 inches thick.

While the invention has been described with particular reference to the drawings, the protection is to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow.

What is claimed:

1. A device used in training hockey players comprismg:

a thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular rigid plastic member;

handle means secured to one major surface of the member;

a thin rubber sheet secured to the opposite major surface of the member and having upper and lower horizontally elongated edges shaped to define guides, the lower edge being relatively thick; and

a thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular resilient flexible plastic plate detachably engaging the rubber sheet and slidably held in place by the guides.

2. The device of claim 1 wherein the handle means includes two spaced vertically elongated handles.

3. The device of claim 2 wherein each handle is a hollow leather member filled with said resilient flexible plastic.

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Referenced by
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US4489940 *Sep 29, 1982Dec 25, 1984Amundson Arthur GPractice goaltender
US5396876 *Jan 25, 1993Mar 14, 1995Liscio; Edward P.Apparatus and method for propelling a rolling hockey ball
US5850052 *Jun 19, 1997Dec 15, 1998Gabriel; WendellPadded safety shield
US6012994 *Sep 9, 1996Jan 11, 2000Beluse; SergeSport training dummy
Classifications
U.S. Classification473/446, 109/49.5
International ClassificationA63B63/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B63/00
European ClassificationA63B63/00