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Equipment: What Will They Need:?

Selection of hockey equipment is a key issue for players, parents and coaches. When purchasing and fitting hockey equipment, remember two important factors: 1) make certain the player is adequately protected and 2) be sure the fitting allows freedom of movement so the player can properly perform the necessary skills. By carefully considering these two factors, your child will be more comfortable and will better enjoy their participation.
Mouthguard -- It has been made mandatory for all players to wear a mouthguard .

Skates-- Purchase skates that will fit your child today, with no more that " allowed for growth. Seek adequate protection in the ankle, tow and instep areas. Improperly fitted skates will hamper your child's ability to skate.

Helmet -- Must be of a design and construction approved by C.S.A. Must be sized at the time of purchase to fit properly. The chin strap must always be fasted.

Facemask -- Must also be of a design and construction approved by C.S.A.

Neck Protector -- Must be approved and stamped with the letters BNQ.

Stick -- Length should generally extend from the ice to the player's chin (with skates on). Quality and price differ greatly, so the choice is your's.

Shin Pads -- Check for proper length so they protect the knee and shin completely.

Supporter and Cup -- Essential protective equipment.

Gloves -- Check for proper fit, with good finger and hand mobility.

Shoulder Pads -- Adjust to fit the individual at the time of purchase. A fiber cap is extremely important in preventing shoulder separations and should extend to the tip of the shoulder.

Pants -- Held in proper position by suspenders. Pants provide protection of the lower spine, hips and thighs.

Elbow Pads -- Properly fitted so they do not slide.

Practice Jersey -- It is the responsibility of the player to provide his/her own practice jersey

Game Jersey -- A game jersey is provided by BBMHA but is to be worn only during games.
 

For goaltenders, special equipment is necessary, such as: gloves (catching and stick), chest and stomach protector, goalie skates (with protective shell)and leg pads. The goaltender's equipment is especially important, so seek advice from a knowledgeable source. BBMHA will provide goalie equipment for players in the Novice and Atom categories for a rental/user fee of $50.00 (excluding goalie stick).
 
 

NOTE: Failure to wear C.S.A. approved equipment and a BNQ Neck Protector will result in a player's removal from the ice.
 


 

Beausejour Brokenhead Minor Hockey Association
Box 98 Beausejour, Manitoba, R0E 0C0
If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]

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