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How to Buy a Goalie Stick


Goalie sticks are much larger and heavier than regular hockey sticks with a wider blade and a wide paddle area between the stick and the blade


  • The paddle area can be up to 26 inches long
  • The blade can be 3 1/2 inches wide and up to 15 1/2 inches long

Determining the Proper Length Stick


  • The length of your hockey stick must be correct for your size, since it is very difficult to control an oversized or undersized stick
  • In choosing the length of a goalie stick, remember not to buy one that is too short. The shaft can always be cut down if it seems too long, or you can choke up on the shaft to make it easier to handle.
  • To determine the proper stick length:
    • Stand in your skates
    • Put the toe of the stick on the ground
The stick should reach somewhere between your chin and the tip of your nose