The Eyes Free Sports Podcast

The Eyes Free Sports Podcast: Ep. 20 - Discussing Blind Hockey with Goalie Doug Goist

September 12, 2020

In Episode 20 of the Eyes Free Sports podcast, blind hockey goalie Doug Goist joined the conversation to talk about:


  • His early years and how active he was as a child playing sports
  • When he started to notice something was wrong with his vision
  • Attending college at Wake Forest University and earning a bachelor’s degree in English
  • His work in journalism and as a transcriptionist
  • How he unexpectedly got into blind hockey and why he thought his friend was making it up at first
  • How blind hockey is played
  • The vision classifications of blind hockey players and the positions they typically play based on their levels of vision
  • His role on the ice as a goalie
  • Playing with the Washington Blind Hockey Club and the U.S. Blind Hockey team
  • Competing in the first-ever international blind hockey series of games vs. Canada
  • If he thinks blind hockey will get into the Paralympics and what has to happen for this to occur
  • Advice for anyone interested in playing blind hockey
  • His job with the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and his efforts to help blind individuals land jobs
  • Some advice for blind and visually impaired job candidates on what they can do to advocate for themselves during the job search and interview process


Learn more about USA Blind Hockey and the sport of blind hockey at

Check out the Washington Blind Hockey Club site at


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