Intermediate wood goalie sticks have been around forever and offer a ton of "feel," meaning if you're a goalie who likes to play the puck a lot, stickhandle and make a lot of passes, wood is likely a better option for you, Wood will also be slightly more durable than a composite stick will be, regardless of how much water it gets exposed to. For hockey players (not goalies), wood is becoming almost obsolete. This is different for goalies - some wood sticks can be at parity or even outperform some composite sticks, so their presence is still pretty important to goalies. You will find intermediate wood goalie sticks from all the top brands such as Bauer, CCM, Sher-Wood, Vaughn and many more. For some quick and helpful fitting guidance, check out our guide to choosing a goalie stick.