If your stick is too short, you will miss a lot of pucks by swinging over them or, worse, you will have to skate bent over so that your stick will be on the ice.
If your stick is too long, you will have difficulty controlling the puck because the butt-end of your stick will get caught up under your arms and across your body.
To cut your stick to the right length, stand up straight without your skates on. Put the tip of the blade on the ground between your feet and hold the stick in front of your face.
For most players, you will want the stick to reach to the tip of your nose. With skates on, your stick should reach to your chin. Some defensemen like a longer stick for additional reach and some forwards like a shorter stick for better stick handing.
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