Starring Christopher Bolton
Phillip Riccio
Inga Cadranel
Mayko Nguyen
Jeremy Wright
Carlos Diaz
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 26
Running time 22 minutes
Original network Showcase
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release October 1, 2006 – December 8, 2008

Rent-a-Goalie is a half-hour comedy television series from Canada that aired on Showcase from 2006 to 2008. The first season was nominated for three Gemini Awards, including Best Comedy Series. It was also nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada Award, the CFTPA Indie Award for Best Comedy Series, an ACTRA Award for Best Male Performance for Christopher Bolton, and four Canadian Comedy Awards, winning two. The second season was nominated for six Gemini Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Cinematography and Best Casting. It has also been nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards.


Rent-a-Goalie revolves around the exploits of Cake (Christopher Bolton), a hockey-mad, recovered-from-everything go-to guy, who runs a rag-tag hockey goalie rental service out of Cafe Primo, a family-owned coffee shop in Toronto’s Little Italy. Here, at this crazy crossroads of hockey culture and coffee culture, Cake has finally found a home. He spends his time juggling friends and enemies, the ridiculous and the profound, while always trying to live by "The Code" – an ever-evolving set of personal ethics, spiritual maxims and athletic credos that keep him on the straight and narrow.


Episode List

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

DVD release and digital streaming

On March 4, 2008, Alliance Home Entertainment released the complete First season on DVD in Canada.[1]

All 3 seasons are available on iTunes.

Rent a Goalie App

The TV show Rent-a-Goalie provided the idea to make renting a hockey goalie a reality. Several small businesses have opened up to allow recreational hockey teams to easily find and rent hockey goalies for their game. A recent example is Puck App.


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