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Player gloves come in senior sizes, junior sizes, and youth sizes. Each is offered in different lengths, with junior gloves ranging from 10 inches to 12 inches (length of the wrist cuff), and senior gloves ranging from 13 inches to 15 inches. Youth gloves range from 8 inches to 9 inches. The length of the cuff is important. Too short and your wrist is exposed to slashes (unintentional or otherwise). Too long and they butt up against your elbow pads and inhibit your ability to stick handle.
If you are an adult but have small hands, try junior size gloves. There is nothing more distracting than having gloves that slide off your hand when you remove one from your stick.
Here is a photo of all my senior and junior gloves with various cuff lengths to illustrate the differences. However, you should try the gloves on in the store with elbow pads on and holding a stick to get a sense of what size is right for you.
All manufacturers offer their gloves in a variety of colors. Some, Bauer for example, allow you to order custom made gloves with any color and pattern you want. I wanted Flyers orange.
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