Equipment List & Information

All players must wear proper equipment as required by the rules of USA Hockey. Equipment should be specific for ICE HOCKEY.
All helmets must have a face mask and must be HECC approved.

Skater’s Equipment

  • HECC Approved Helmet with Full Face Mask
  • Colored (non-clear) internal mouthpiece/mouth guard. Recommended for all; mandatory for Peewee and older
  • Neck Guard
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Gloves
  • Hip Pads or Padded Pants
  • Protective Cup
  • Shin Guards
  • Skates
  • Stick

Goalie’s Equipment

  • HECC Approved Helmet with Face Mask
  • Colored (non-clear) internal mouthpiece/mouth guard. Recommended for all; mandatory for Peewee and older
  • Throat Guard
  • Chest Protector
  • Blocker
  • Goalie Glove
  • Hip Pads or Padded Pants
  • Protective Cup
  • Goalie Leg Pads
  • Skates
  • Stick

Fitting Guide

 

The following are guides to assist you in finding the proper fit. Since everyone is different and sizes sometimes vary from manufacturer, it is recommended that you always try on equipment before you purchase it to ensure a safe and proper fit.

Helmet and Face Mask

Place a tape measure 1″ above the eyebrows and measure the distance around.

Head Size Helmet Size
20 1/2" Extra Small
21 5/8" Small
22″ to 22 1/2″ Medium
22 7/8″ Medium.Large
23 1/4″ to 23 5/8″ Large
24" - 24 3/8" Extra Large
25 1/4" XX Large

Shoulder Pads

Measure the player’s chest just below the armpits.

Age Chest Size Player's Height Shoulder Pad Size
Junior Up to 28" Up to 4' 0" XX Small/X Small
28" to 32" 4' 0" to 4' 10" Small/Medium
32" to 36" 4′ 10″ to 5′ 6″ Large/X Large
Senior 36" to 40" 5′ 4″ to 6′ 0″ Small/Medium
40" to 44" 5′ 8″ to 6′ 4″ Large
44" and over 5′ 8″ to 6′ 4″ X Large/XX Large

Elbow Pads

Measure the length between the shoulder pad and the cuff of the glove.  Match the measured size to the size of the elbow pads or use the chart below to match the player’s height.  There should be no gap between the bicep extension of the shoulder pad or the cuff of the glove.

Player's Height Elbow Pad Size
Up to 4′ 0" Youth
4′ 0″ to 4′ 10″ XX Small
4′ 10″ to 5′ 6″ Extra Small
5′ 4″ to 6′ 0″ Small
5′ 8″ to 6′ 4″ Medium
6’0″ + Large

Gloves

With the player’s forearm bent, measure the distance between the fingertips and the elbow or use the chart below to match the player’s height.

Player's Height Glove Size
Up to 3′ 8″ 9"
3′ 8″ to 4′ 8″ 10"
4′ 0″ to 4′ 4″ 11"
4′ 4″ to 4′ 8″ 12"
4′ 8″ to 5′ 4″ 13"
5′ 4″ to 6′ 0″ 14"
6′ 0″ + 15"

Pants

Measure the player’s waist.

Age Waist Size Height Pant Size
Youth 20" to 22" 3' 0 - 3' 10" X Small
20″ to 22" 3' 3" - 4' 1" Small
21″ to 23″ 3' 7" - 4' 4" Medium
21 - 23" 3' 9" - 4' 7" Large
Junior 22 - 23" 4' 1" - 4' 7" X Small
22 - 24" 4' 3" - 4' 8" Small
24 - 26" 4' 7" - 5' 0" Medium
26 - 28" 4' 11" - 5' 4" Large
28 - 30" 5' 3" - 5' 8" X Large
Senior 30 - 34" 5' 5" - 5' 9" Small
32 - 36" 5' 7" - 5' 11" Medium
34 - 38" 5' 9" - 6' 1" Large
36 - 40" 5' 11" - 6' 3" X Large
40"+ 6' 1" + XX Large

Shin guards

Measure from the center of the kneecap to the top of the skate boot while player is sitting.  Match the measured size to the size of the shin guards or use the chart below to match the player’s height.

Player's Height Shin Guard Size
3′ 4″ to 3′ 8″ 8
3′ 8″ to 4′ 0″ 9
4′ 0″ to 4′ 4″ 10
4′ 4″ to 4′ 8″ 11
4′ 8″ to 5′ 0″ 12
5′ 0″ to 5′ 4″ 13
5′ 4″ to 5′ 8″ 14
5′ 8″ to 6′ 0″ 15
6′ 0″ to 6′ 4″ 16
6′ 4″ + 17" or 18"

Skates

The heal should fit securely in the cup of the skate with no more than a quarter-inch of space between the tip of the skate and your toes.   Generally, skate sizes are one to two sizes less than a player’s shoe size.

Sticks

The stick should come just below the player’s chin when standing while wearing skates.  In bare feet, the stick should come below the nose.

The USA Hockey website if filled with resources for parents that are new to the game. Visit: usahockey.com/newparents for more information.