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Thursday, November 1, 2012

NFHS Hockey Goalie Equipment Rule Change in Effect this Year

The new NFHS goalie equipment rule sizes go into effect with the start of the 2012-13 Ice Hockey season.  These rule changes, found in NFHS Rule 3-3-2 and 3, have been identified in the NFHS Rule Book during the past three years. 

Each of the goalkeeper's leg pads shall not be wider than 11 inches (27.94 cm), nor longer than 38 inches (96.5 cm).

The blocker glove must not exceed 8 inches (20.32 cm) in width at any point, nor shall it exceed 15 inches (38.1 cm) in length.

The goalkeeper's catching glove shall have a maximum circumference of 45 inches (114.3 cm).  The distance from the heel of the catching glove to the outside edge of the glove shall not exceed 18 inches (45.72 cm). The wrist cuff of the goalkeeper's catching glove shall not exceed 4 inches (10.16 cm) in height and 8 inches (20.32 cm) in width across the wrist.

Per NFHS Rule 3-3-4, if a team challenges the opposing team's goalkeeping equipment, under articles 2 and 3 of this section, no measurement is required and the officials should report the challenge to the state association.


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