Equipment Safety Stick
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Junior sticks have a narrow flexible shaft and a smaller, straight blade for better control when handling the puck. Intermediate or senior sized sticks (87, 95, or 100 flex) are for players who have the ability to control a larger stick with less flexibility. The length of the stick should reach close to the nose of the player while wearing regular street shoes. In skates, the stick should reach just below the chin.
The angle of the blade should be flat on the ice and there should be no gaps between the ice and the bottom edge of the blade. If there is a gap, try a stick with a different blade angle. Sticks should be taped along the blade and at the butt end to prevent injuries. Different colours and materials of tape are available to experiment with to determine what the player likes best!