Torjager Tips

The Stick



The stick should be cut no higher than the chin and no lower than the collarbone on skates! It is imperative that the stick be no higher than the chin as this will affect the player’s ability to shoot and handle the puck. No exceptions!




Players should use a lie 6 stick or the very lowest a lie 5.5. This allows them to have a full blade on the ice when bringing the puck back and will also allow for raising the puck more easily. Ask your retailer what lie a stick is as they may not be marked...look for a pattern with an upright angle to it.

The Easton is a Lie 4 and the CCM is a lie 6 Recchi pattern.




To be able to handle and shoot the puck easily, the curve should not begin until mid-way down the blade. This allows for enough room on the heel of the blade to handle and shoot the puck. Heel curves are not good for developing players and too much curve over all is too hard for them to develop proper mechanics!



The flex of the stick is associated with the overall weight and balance of the stick. If the stick is too stiff, the player will struggle to handle it and if the stick is too light, it becomes the weak link between the strong player and the heavy puck. Get the right stick. Don’t use a stick that is out of your league! Use a stick that is about half your body weight in flex. So if you weigh 60 lbs then use a 30 flex stick.

Flex Guide
6 - 8 years old
8 - 11 years old
12-14 years old
14 - 15 years old
15 - 17 years old
20 - 40 flex
40 - 50 flex
50 - 60 flex
60 - 75 flex
75 - 100+flex



The Goal Hunter Grip


The Goal Hunter Grip is the key to stick handling and shooting well!


 Step #1: Split the tape in half and wrap around the end of the shaft 8-12 times. You can choose to make it slightly wider for older players, thinner for younger ones. Make sure it is at the end of the stick!


 Step #2: Wrap full width tape up the shaft from about 8 inches to the top. We do this from the bottom up so the tape does not roll down in your hand.




When you grasp the stick with your top hand, butt your ring finger up against the knob and allow your pinky to wrap around the knob, hanging off the end slightly. Your ring finger does the holding, not the pinky - it is important to have something to hold onto but not too large!



You must hold the stick at the end!

When you grasp it before the end of the stick, this is how much you can flex your wrist!

Using the proper grip, you can gain 25-30% more range of motion - key when shooting the puck!



Hold the stick on the top of the shaft, like a hammer. This is much like a tennis or badminton racquet "V" grip!





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