Looking for some input from you guys.. I just registered here but I've been reading posts here for awhile(go flyers!..win something!.. ). I use to play roller hockey a few years ago and i'm now getting into ice hockey... i played goal for quite some time in roller so i'm somewhat used to the position, but in terms of gear, everything is a new world for me. I'm going to start hopping in some pickup games and taking a 'learn to play' lesson just for the extra ice time and possibly picking up some pointers, but heres my question. Since I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to gear, what would you recommend? Should I do lots of research about the gear and make my own choices, or should I team up with a really nice guy i met working at the hockey shop by my local rink and have him help me out with gear?? I started stretching alot and I'm saving up to purchase my gear... any other tips you guys could give for me would be awesome. Look forward to talking with you guys.. Thanks.