To properly fit a goalie stick, follow these simple steps:
1) If you're able, it is best to fit a goalie stick while wearing goalie skates. Fitting a goalie stick in street shoes does not accurately simulate use, and your fitting will not be accurate.
2) Have the goalie get in a stance position as if he/she was playing - knees bent hands in front of the body, stick 12" from the skates.
A perfectly fit stick will place the goalie's blocker next to his or her leg pad as shown in the picture to the right.
The stick is too short if the blocker overlaps the leg pad, or if the heel of the stick comes off of the ice in a normal stance position.
The stick is too big if there is a large gap between the blocker and the leg pad, or if the toe of the stick comes off the ice in a normal stance position.
Date published: 2016-04-28