A new app, called Puck, solves an age-old problem of finding a goalie for your beer hockey league.
The app allows hockey teams to hire a last minute goalie to help them to victory. Brennan Bleile, a former goalie who lives in Calgary, designed the app to address one of the most common problems in adult hockey leagues. In a statement, Bleile told CTV Calgary:
“I discovered that by being called, probably nightly, sometimes (by) two or three teams.”
The app offers goalies around the country for approximately $40-$60 per game, with last minute requests costing more. Currently, Puck has a total of about 300 available goaltenders in Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
Bleile is looking to expand the app to cities in the United States in the near future. In addition, he is looking to add a section to the app that allows users to hire referees.
Puck – Rent a Goalie is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires any device running iOS 7.0 or later.