Eye tracking technology sheds light on how elite goal tenders successfully make saves
Hockey goal keepers only have milliseconds to decide where they think the hockey puck is going to go and how they will react. Goal tending research by University of Calgary kinesiology professors using eye tracking technology reveals a direct correlation between the intensity of elite goal tenders' final eye contact ("Quiet Eye") with the puck and their successful save percentages. This ability to stop the puck is not dependent on the distance from the shot, but instead is dependent on the location, onset and duration of the final fixation/tracking gaze prior to initiating the saving action.
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