1. A goaltender’s stick must be made of wood or other material approved by the IIHF. It must not have any projections, and all edges must be beveled.

  2. The shaft, from the butt end to the blade, must be straight.

  3. The butt end of a goaltender’s stick must have a form of protection. If the cap at the top of a metal stick has been removed or falls off, the stick will be considered dangerous equipment.

  4. It is forbidden to insert any material into the hollow shaft of the stick to alter its weight, substance, or purpose.

  5. Adhesive, non-fluorescent tape of any color may be wrapped around the stick at any place. Fluorescent-painted sticks are not allowed.

  6. The maximum length of the shaft of a goaltender’s stick is 163 cm (64") from the top of the shaft to the heel; the maximum width is 3 cm (1 3⁄16"); the maximum thickness is 2.54 cm (1").

  7. The shaft consists of two parts. The lower section (shank) down to the heel must not be more than 71 cm (30") long and not more than 9 cm (3 ½") wide. Both parts of the shaft must be straight.

  8. The maximum length of the blade is 39 cm (15 3⁄8") along the bottom, from the heel to the toe. The maximum height is 9 cm (3 ½") except the heel which can be 11.5 cm (4 ½"). The maximum curvature of the blade is 1.5 cm (5⁄8").