How long should a hockey stick be?
If you have to ask, then it is best to visit a specialist shop and talk to them while buying. Otherwise, these are rough guides: You should get a stick that comes up to between your waist and your bellybutton - this will vary depending on how tall you are and how long your legs are. If you can't get the right size, it is better to have a slightly shorter stick than you need, rather than a longer one; longer sticks make you learn how to play incorrectly. Most advice is that the cut stick should reach your chin or nose, while wearing skates.
A hockey stick should be measured and chosen when you have your skates on, or unless you have good judgment because a hockey stick should be no lower than your nose level( with your skates on). And its how ever you feel comfortable with your stick your the one who's gonna play with it. Its good to have the stick a little bit long so you have a nice long reach for the puck while…
Yes, you should use curved hockey stick as it makes passing, shooting, and stick handling better. There are two types of curves(right and left) and you should chose the stick which corresponds with the way you shoot. If this is your first hockey stick and you don't know which way you shoot yet, then a stick with a non-curved blade will do short-term.
In ice hockey you should have a helmet (with a face mask), mouthgard, neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, hockey pants, shingaurds, and skates. You should also have hockey socks, garter belt (or something to hold up your socks), and a hockey jersey. Along with a hockey stick (FYI you should probably tape your stick with hockey tape.) Hope this was helpful to you.