Players add tape to their stick to better their grip for improved puck control and power.


The part of the stick players hold; lighter shafts are better for offensive players who need the extra flexibility for wrist shots and puck handling.


Blades are often curved for right or left-handed players, though players who do more passing prefer no curve at all. Goalies use a flatter blade with a larger, uncurved striking surface.

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