Becoming a good hockey player demands the proper equipment. Due to minor differences between hockey leagues, your team might require more or less equipment. In this guide, we will cover the basic equipment every hockey player should wear head-to-toe.
Direct blows to the face from sticks, pucks, arms and other equipment are fairly common in hockey. As a result, chipped teeth, fractured jaws, lacerated lips and cheeks are injuries that many athletes obtain without the wearing of a mouth guard.
With speeds at around 105 mph and weighing in at 1/4 lbs. a typical hockey puck can incur serious damage if you happen to be in its way. Hockey is an impact sport with elbowing to the face, cross-checking (although illegal can occur), body checking, and spontaneous brawls.