CCM Stick Lie

DEFINITION:CCM Stick Lie – The lie of a hockey stick refers to the angle between the blade and the shaft. It determines how the blade lies on the ice when the player is in a natural skating position.


1. What does the lie of a hockey stick affect?
The lie of a hockey stick affects how the player’s blade makes contact with the ice during various tasks like stickhandling, shooting, and receiving passes.

2. How do I determine the correct lie for my playing style?
The correct lie for your playing style is usually determined by your height, stance, and position on the ice. Generally, a lower lie suits players who bend their knees more, while a higher lie is suitable for more upright players.

3. Can the lie of my stick be adjusted?
Yes, depending on the make and model of your stick, the lie can sometimes be adjusted by using a heat gun to soften the blade and then bending it to the desired angle. However, it is recommended to consult with a professional to avoid damaging the stick.

4. What happens if I use a stick with the wrong lie for me?
Using a stick with the wrong lie can lead to difficulties in puck control, shooting accuracy, and overall performance. It may feel uncomfortable and affect your ability to perform at your best.

5. Are there different lie options available in CCM sticks?
Yes, CCM sticks come in various lie options ranging from low to high. It is crucial to choose the one that best suits your playing style to optimize your performance on the ice.

6. Can lie preference change over time?
Yes, as players develop and refine their skills, their preference for stick lie may change. It is essential to reassess and potentially adjust your stick’s lie to accommodate any changes in your playing style.

7. How often should I check and potentially adjust my stick’s lie?
It is recommended to check your stick’s lie periodically, especially if you notice changes in your performance or stance. If necessary, consult with a professional and make adjustments accordingly for optimal play.