Often time, there is much confusion around the issue of stick warranties. Hey, it totally stinks when you buy a $200 composite stick and the thing breaks on your third shift! We get it. We sympathize. Most of the people who work in our stores are hockey players, too. So what’s a person to do when this happens? First, say a bad word. Get creative. The next step, after you've calmed down, is where we hear a lot of frustration.

Stick returns are controlled by the vendors (Bauer, Reebok, Warrior, Sher-Wood, etc). When you buy a composite stick, it has two identical stickers on it. One of those stickers is easily removed – our cashiers remove that sticker from the stick and stick it right onto your receipt. So save your receipt! If your stick breaks, that receipt is gold!

If the stick breaks within 30 days of purchase, you will  need to call the customer service number for the applicable vendor (phone numbers are below) and it is your responsibility to ship it back to the vendor for refund or replacement. Just to be clear – we at Pure Goalie do not set the guidelines for this – those are guidelines handed down by vendors. You may now be asking what happens if your stick breaks on the 31st day? Well, to be honest there isn’t much you can do there. The vendor policy is 30 days and there isn’t anything we can do with a 30+ day old stick. Again, it’s frustrating. Luckily, the sticks these days are quality sticks and are not breaking like wood sticks did, so your odds are very very good with your composite.

Vendor Contact Information:

Bauer: 1-888-464-7746 (http://www.bauer.com/warranty/index)

Reebok & CCM:  1-800-644-1677  (http://www.reebokhockey.com/corporate/ops-returns)

Warrior:  586-978-2595   (http://www.warrior.com/hockey/warranty/us)

Sher-Wood:  1-866-563-2205   (http://www.sher-wood.com/en/sher-wood-hockey-inc/warranty)