What do I need to buy for hockey gear?
- Helmet and cage
- Neck guard
- Shoulder Pads/Chest Protector
- Elbow Pads
- Pelvic Protector/ Female-Jill/ Male-Jockstrap
- Hockey Pants
- Shin Pads
- Hockey Skates
- Hockey Socks
- Hockey Stick
- Practice Jersey
- Hockey Equipment Bag
Other recommended accessories
- Skate Guards
- Hockey Water Bottle
- Stick Tape
- Shin Pad Tape
How much will a full set of hockey equipment cost for a child?
New Hockey equipment costs from $300-$700+
A basic kit of protective gear for youth can cost about $100, the kit will include a hockey bag, shin pads, elbow pads, chest protector, gloves and hockey shorts. The main cost is for the skates and helmet and stick. I do encourage getting a different coloured lace so you can see your child on the ice as well as label your child’s helmet with his or her name so the couch can see their name.
If you can find used hockey equipment in good shape it should range from $50-$200
If you just want to child to try hockey you should not have to buy anything as most minor hockey associations will have some hockey equipment on hand that your child could wear a couple of times to see if they like the sport.
If you decide that your child will not be playing in a league then all you would need would be the main essentials like skates, Hockey Stick, helmet and whatever other gear you think he or she may need. You can go to any public skating and join into a stick and puck game also know as shiny in Canada