Continuity mistake: When Gordon's long-time friend shows him the hockey skates he'd like him to put on, he's holding them with his fingers on the laces and his thumbs underneath. The camera angle changes, and now his thumbs are on the laces with his fingers underneath. It goes back and forth like this several times.
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Continuity mistake: The flashback in the film's opening sequence shows coach Riley telling Gordon, "If you miss this shot, you're not just letting me down, you're letting your whole team down". Later in the film when this flashback is revisited, Riley now says this sentence in reverse "If you miss this shot, you're not just letting your team down, you're also letting me down too".
Factual error: In the beginning of the movie when Gordon Bombay is coaching D-5, there would be no way this team would be permitted to play with the lack of and/or outdated hockey equipment. Goldberg has no goalpads, most of his skaters have no full facial protection, no shin pads and the use of bike and football helmets. From at least 1980 all minor hockey programs required kids to wear full face protection.