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Video- Who Knew The Tape On The Knob Of A Goalie Stick Has To Be White?

Darryl Sutter via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On Ben Scrivens having to change the color of his stick tape:

It’s a rule. You have to have white tape on your stick. [Reporter: Did you just notice it then in the shootout?] No. If you check the books, he played for us.

via Sportsnet,

The Los Angeles Kings pulled a little bit of gamesmanship on Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens during the shootout, complaining about his orange coloured knob on his stick.

The Oilers did win in the shootout...


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Red Winger's avatar

When I officiated in USA Hockey the rule was the tape on the knob could not be black, due to the obvious problems that could occur on a close play around the goal line where the knob of the stick may be mistaken for the puck if the tape were black. But other colors were okay, such as red and orange.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 12/31/14 at 09:07 AM ET


I’m with R W’er, I thought it just could not be black.

Nor did I know the knob had to be a minimum size.
10.2 Goalkeeper’s Stick - In the case of a goalkeeper’s stick, there shall be a knob of white tape or some other protective material approved by the League. This knob must not be less than one-half inch (1/2’‘) thick at the top of the shaft.

Posted by Cubanpuckstoppr on 12/31/14 at 10:38 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

leave it to Sutter ... perfect!


Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/31/14 at 12:35 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Our dirty tricks department has been filing away all these rainy day technicalities ever since the McSorley curved stick fiasco of ‘93.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 12/31/14 at 12:50 PM ET

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