The rent a goalie industry in Toronto has seen quite the Yo-Yo effect over the years. Toronto is one of those markets that can support the goalie rental industry based on the fact there’s just so much hockey going on out there, so few available goalies and the understanding that if need be it’s okay to spend money on a rent a goalie.
In the past few years we’ve seen lots of rent a goalie services pop up. We’ve seen them through the growth in the number of goalie rental websites and seeing things like free listings on sites like Kijiji and Craigslist, to seeing guys wearing company jerseys and many other things in between. Every fall we generally see an influx of companies try to make a go of things but very few remain.
In fact, there are less than 10 goalie rental services in the GTA that are actively renting goalies for local games. It’s a bit of a chicken and the egg story – you need goalies if you want to take on games, but you also need games if you have a roster of goalies! It’s definitely not an easy business to get off the ground.
That’s why it’s important that if you’re going to rent a goalie that you find a reputable service. They’ll be able to service your needs best.