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HOW TO FIT HOCKEY GLOVES

HOCKEY GLOVES

When selecting a glove, personal preference often comes into play. Some players prefer a looser fit, while others prefer a snug glove. Regardless, there are some safety considerations of the hand and forearm to be taken into account for sizing. To determine the correct size glove, measure from your finger tips to the end of your elbow pad (i.e. if this distance measures 13.7”, a 14” glove is the proper size glove). If your fingers touch the end of the glove, it is too small. The cuff of the glove should extend to the bottom of your elbow pads, leaving no part of your lower arm exposed. If you prefer a shorter cuff, you may consider wearing protective wrist guards in the uncovered area. Also, a player seeking more protection should look for plastic inserts for extra protection.