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Goalie Equipment Sizing for the 2008/2009 Season

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This should have probably been posted sooner as it would have answered a whole lot of questions. The Hockey Canada breakdown for the new goalie equipment sizing is probably the best descriptive and illustrated breakdown of the changes I've encountered.

GOALTENDING EQUIPMENT CHANGES

EFFECTIVE FOR THE 2008 – 2009 SEASON

Note: This motion is to be in affect for the 2008-2009 hockey season therefore allowing two full seasons for equipment purchase/use transition by the consumer and manufacturer.

Hockey Canada Playing Rule Number: Rule 23. Goaltender's Equipment

(a) With the exception of skates and stick, all equipment worn by the goaltender must be constructed solely for the purpose of protection of the head or body, and must not include any garment or contrivance which would give the goaltender undue assistance in keeping goal. Abdominal aprons extending down the thighs on the outside of the pants are prohibited.

Note 1: Protective padding attached to the back of, or forming part of the goaltender’s blocker glove shall not exceed 20.3 cm (8 in.) in width nor 38.1 cm (15 in.) in length. Any measurement exceeding 20.3 cm (8 in.) measured anywhere across the full length of the wrist area, or more than 38.1 cm (15 in.) anywhere on the length constitutes an illegal blocker glove.

Note 2: The base of the goaltender’s catching glove shall be restricted to a maximum of 20.32 cm (8 in.) in width, which is to include any attachments added to that glove. The distance from the heel of the glove along the pocket and following the contour of the glove to the top of the "T" trap must not exceed 46 cm (18 in.) The heel is considered to be the point at which the straight vertical line of the cuff meets the glove. Any measurement exceeding 20.32 cm (8 in.) measured anywhere across the full length of the wrist area. The maximum circumference of the legal goaltenders catching glove can not exceed 114.3 cm (45 in.) (see Appendix “B” for diagram). The lacing or webbing or other material joining the thumb and index finger of a goaltender’s glove, or any cage, pocket or pouch created by this material, must not exceed the minimum amount of material necessary to fill the gap between the thumb and the index finger when they are fully extended and spread. Any other pocket, pouch or contrivance added to the glove by a manufacturer or otherwise is not acceptable and makes the glove illegal.

Note 3: The binding and/or stitching at the edges of both goaltender’s gloves shall not be included in the measurement of either the length or width.

Note 4: When a request for a measurement of a goaltender’s glove has been made the team shall state the

glove that is to be measured and whether it is to be the length or width of the glove.

(b ) Goaltender’s pads, shall not exceed 27.94 cm (11 in.) in width and 96.52 cm (38 in.) in length as measured on the goaltender and shall not be altered in anyway. The minimum length of the boot of the pad is to be no less than 17.78 cm (7 in.). The boot is the bottom of the pad that sits over the top of the skate. The boot channel of the goalkeeper pad must be flat or concave in appearance.

Note: Puck foil (a plastic piece attached to the bottom of goaltender’s pads designed to stop the puck) is considered to be illegal equipment.

© A Minor penalty shall be assessed a goaltender guilty of using or wearing illegal equipment.

(d) A goaltender shall remove her face protector for purpose of identification, if so asked by the Referee. A goaltender who refuses this request shall be assessed a Gross Misconduct penalty.

Chest and Arm Pads

1. No raised ridges are allowed on the front edges or sides of the chest pad, the inside or outside of the arms, or across the shoulders.

2. Layering at the elbow is permitted to add protection but not to add stopping area. This layering, both across the front and down the sides to protect the point of the elbow shall not exceed 17.78 cm (7 in.).

3. Shoulder Cap Protectors must follow the contour of the shoulder cap without becoming a projection/extension beyond or above the shoulder or shoulder cap. This contoured padding must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 in.) in thickness beyond the top ridge of the shoulder and shoulder cap.

4. On each side, the Shoulder Clavicle Protectors are not to exceed 17.78 cm (7 in.) in width. Their maximum thickness is to be 2.54 cm (1 in.) This protection is not to extend or project above or beyond the shoulder or shoulder cap nor extend beyond the armpit. No insert is allowed between the Shoulder Clavicle Protector and the chest pad that would elevate the Shoulder Clavicle Protector.

5. If when the goalkeeper assumes the normal crouch position, the shoulder and/or shoulder cap protection is pushed above the contour of the shoulder, the chest pad will be considered illegal.

Rationale:

To keep in line with changes made at the IIHF level so playing standards are the same.

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Hockey Canada Goalie Equipment Sizing Standards for 2008/2009

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i have seen all those.... the interresting thing i just learned was that in the college level in 08-09 they will be taking away the right to ice the puck on a penalty kill. Wow do they hate us goalies, i mean think of a 5 minute major with no chance to ice it or change.

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that is in canada but is the us certain when they are going to change, i herd that they want to change with canada but is that a done deal yet?

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i have seen all those.... the interresting thing i just learned was that in the college level in 08-09 they will be taking away the right to ice the puck on a penalty kill. Wow do they hate us goalies, i mean think of a 5 minute major with no chance to ice it or change.

That was considered for all levels of USA Hockey but was not approved.

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rumour up here in Canada is that there giving goalies a 1 yr grace period to get the new sized gear, so means 09/10 will be the cut off time. I guess to go in line with hockey usa so both countries will be starting at same time

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have you guys heard the NHL rumors of changing the leg pads to 10 inches width in around 2 years. they just want us to get killed in the net or something. if they truly want more goals, lets possibly teach the players how to score its not the goalies fault they can't.

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have you guys heard the NHL rumors of changing the leg pads to 10 inches width in around 2 years. they just want us to get killed in the net or something. if they truly want more goals, lets possibly teach the players how to score its not the goalies fault they can't.

I don't recall scoring being an issue last season. If anything last season was one of the best seasons in recent times. Very exciting to watch.

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have you guys heard the NHL rumors of changing the leg pads to 10 inches width in around 2 years. they just want us to get killed in the net or something. if they truly want more goals, lets possibly teach the players how to score its not the goalies fault they can't.

I don't recall scoring being an issue last season. If anything last season was one of the best seasons in recent times. Very exciting to watch.

It is under consideration, the NHL wants more scoring.

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have you guys heard the NHL rumors of changing the leg pads to 10 inches width in around 2 years. they just want us to get killed in the net or something. if they truly want more goals, lets possibly teach the players how to score its not the goalies fault they can't.

I don't recall scoring being an issue last season. If anything last season was one of the best seasons in recent times. Very exciting to watch.

It is under consideration, the NHL wants more scoring.

Oh yeah I'm well aware of that. Bettman won't be happy till we have games ending with scores of 16-12. I was just saying there were plenty of high scoring games last season. But hockey isn't supposed be high scoring. When that happens, the NHL will lose their core of "real" fans. Nobody wants to see the NHL become the NBA. Just from the nitpicking on goalie gear this time around makes me and my wife not want to watch. I was all for the previous changes. Let's be honest, our gear was waaay out of control. And certain guys were cheating. But the gear sizing now is fine. If anything the league should focus on the guys that should be wearing a size large C/A but are wearing a XXL C/A. That is what really needs to be done.

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have you guys heard the NHL rumors of changing the leg pads to 10 inches width in around 2 years. they just want us to get killed in the net or something. if they truly want more goals, lets possibly teach the players how to score its not the goalies fault they can't.

I don't recall scoring being an issue last season. If anything last season was one of the best seasons in recent times. Very exciting to watch.

It is under consideration, the NHL wants more scoring.

Oh yeah I'm well aware of that. Bettman won't be happy till we have games ending with scores of 16-12. I was just saying there were plenty of high scoring games last season. But hockey isn't supposed be high scoring. When that happens, the NHL will lose their core of "real" fans. Nobody wants to see the NHL become the NBA. Just from the nitpicking on goalie gear this time around makes me and my wife not want to watch. I was all for the previous changes. Let's be honest, our gear was waaay out of control. And certain guys were cheating. But the gear sizing now is fine. If anything the league should focus on the guys that should be wearing a size large C/A but are wearing a XXL C/A. That is what really needs to be done.

C/A and pants are where the cheaters are for the most part now because those are the two areas that are hard to put specific measurements.

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