Proper fitting leg pads would cover from the toe of the skate to approximately mid thigh with the placement of the knee centered with the middle knee roll of the pad. Smaller and younger players tend to do better with lighter narrower pads to enhance mobility and prevent fatigue. Choose the best pad that suits your own style of play whether it’s butterfly or stand-up.
An easy way to properly estimate a goaltender’s size for a pair of goal pads is to take the following three measurements:
1) Floor to mid-point of knee cap – _________” (A)
2) Mid-point of kneecap to desired height on thigh – _________” (B)
3) Skate size – _________ x 0.75 = _________ (C) – only add up to size 10 skate as goal skate shells (cowlings) do not get larger over size 10.
The estimated size of pads would then be (A) + (B) + (C). We also need goaltenders height to compare to the measurements, as it is very common for people to add to the “real” measurements and this can completely distort the required size.
If you are not sure which size to order, please call us at 1-800-HOCKEY-1 or send us E-mail with your questions.
This information is offered as a guide only. South Windsor Arena is not responsible for equipment that does not fit, but will offer a return or exchange. See our Terms and Conditions for more details.