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EQUIPMENT

Hockey is a fast paced sport played with a rubber puck and sticks. In order to keep every player safe, you must wear proper equipment while on the ice.

Your most important decision before starting hockey should be to purchase properly fitted and comfortable equipment. When equipment is not suitably fitted, the player may be injured. 

Three important factors should be stressed when evaluating hockey equipment:
A) that the equipment is in good condition,
B) that the equipment is well maintained throughout its life span and
C) that the equipment fits properly. ‘Hand-me-downs’ are a great way to save money but be sure to carefully inspect the items to ensure they are safe to wear. 

Plan a budget for purchasing equipment. The most expensive equipment is not always necessarily the best for your child. We recommend you consult a professional sporting goods retailer for advice before you purchase any product. 

Hockey Canada offers an excellent resource called SAFETY FOR ALL. This book contains information about insurance policies as well as tips on equipment fitting. You can download a copy of it by visiting hockeycanada.ca.


     FROM OMHA
REQUIRED PLAYER & GOALIE EQUIPMENT

PLAYER EQUIPMENT

GOALIE EQUIPMENT

Helmet

Helmet

Mouth guard

Mouth guard

Neck guard

Neck guard

Shoulder pads

Shoulder pads

Elbow pads

Elbow pads

Gloves

Glove

Jock strap/Jill strap

Blocker

Pants

Jock strap/ Jill strap

Knee pads

Pants

Socks

Goalie pads

Skates

Socks

Stick

Skates

Jersey

Stick

 

Jersey



KEEPING YOUR EQUIPMENT CLEAN
Most Canadians know how bad hockey equipment smells when it is not properly taken care of- it smells really bad. Not only does equipment smell bad but can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Here are some helpful hints on the proper methods of taking care of your equipment so that you can avoid that “hockey bag” smell.

Immediately after every game and practice, equipment should be hung up to dry. Moisture allows bacteria to grow so air drying after every use is essential. This will assist in preventing athlete infections and in prolonging the life of the equipment. (Never place leather equipment over any source of direct heat, as cracking will occur.)

All equipment including the hockey bag should be washed/cleaned on a regular basis and periodic spraying with an alcohol based equipment disinfecting spray is also recommended. Cleaning can be done at home or through professional cleaning services. 
RESOURCES

Equipment_Checklist(1).JPGProper equipment is essential in hockey to ensure a fun, safe game.  Below are some resources to assist you in making sure your son or daughter is properly equipped for the game. 

Hockey Equipment Checklist
Hockey Equipment Sizing Guide

 

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