Underwater Hockey - The Stick - Rules of Play - CMAS - 2011
Materials: An underwater Hockey stick may be produced from wood or plastic or other approved material.
Dimensions: The stick must fit wholly in a box with the interior dimensions of 100mm x 350mm x 50mm.
Design: The stick must not be capable of surrounding the puck or any part of the hand. The stick may not
encapsulate the puck by more than 50% or lock the puck to the stick. The stick may not protrude from the heel
of the hand by more than 25mm. The minimum corner radius around the perimeter edge of the entire stick is
Safety: The Stick must be considered safe. It must be structurally sound and edges where surfaces intersect
must be rounded such that they cannot cause harm. If the Chief Referee or Water Referee determines that the
stick may cause harm, the stick may be removed from play for that match.
Color: The stick must be uniformly black or white. However, it may have discreet markings in a contrasting
color for identification purposes. If the Chief Referee or Water Referee determines that the markings could
create confusion as to the color of the stick, the stick may be removed from play for that match.
The stick may be secured to the playing hand in a manner that cannot cause harm or interfere with the puck.
The “playing area” of the stick is that area not covered by the protected hand and forward of the thumb and
index finger where they rest on the stick. The puck may not be played with the portion of the stick that may
protrude from the heel of the protected hand.