|MadSci Network: Physics|
OK, I'm interested in the calculation of just how hard a hockey puck hits the goal tender when launched, say, at 85 MPH. I know it is 16oz, and about 1in in thickness... How many pounds of force is the goalie's gear absorbing? [note added by MadSci Admin: According to Section 3, Rule 25, Part (a) of the pro hockey rule book, a puck is to be made of vulcanized rubber, or other approved material, measure 3" in diameter and 1" in thickness, and weigh between 5 1/2 and 6 ounces.]
Re: physics of hockey puck impacting goalie
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