Anyone who has ever played hockey knows that it’s no fun without a goalie and in most organized leagues, the team automatically forfeits the game. The new Puck app is setting out to solve this typical hockey problem (well, one of them).
Oftentimes hockey teams find that there aren’t enough goalies to meet the demand of games being played. The solution? Puck, an app that allows teams to quickly rent a goalie for their game by matching them with one that best suits their particular needs, such as skill level, as well as type of game, whether league, pickup, or playoff.
Puck app founder Niki Sawni has been playing hockey his whole life, and is looking to make sure that in Canada (at least), recreational hockey runs as smoothly as possible and there is always a goalie to try to score on.
With the app, when a team needs a goalie they send a request indicating the rink, time and skill level required. The team then pays via the app and Puck notifies the best goalies available of the game, who then can choose whether or not to accept the assignment.