How to Put on Hockey Equipment

Do you know how to put on your ice hockey equipment?

Steps

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    Put on your cup. Make sure that you have a supporter, jock, or jill (commonly known for a female player) or else the cup will fall out of your pants onto the ice.
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    Put on your shin guards. They protect your legs and stop many and most pucks it is very important to get shin guards that fit.
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    Put on your ice hockey socks over the shin guards. They should connect to the stitching on your cup pants. If there is no Velcro on your cup pants, you can always use clear hockey tape to keep them up.
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    Put on your ice hockey pants. They should be over the garter belt and go slightly over the top of your knees. Some pants need shells over them.
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    Put on your skates. They should be tightened very tight but should not interfere with your circulation. It takes practice to be able to tie your skates well if you have trouble with them not being tight enough then purchase waxed laces .
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    Put on your shoulder/chest pads. They protect your chest and shoulders.
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    Put on your elbow pads. They protect your elbows.
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    Put on your hockey jersey. It should go over your chest/shoulder pads and cover your elbow pads.
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    Put on your Neck/throat guard depending on were you live a neck guard is not required but it doesn't hurt.
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    Put on your hockey helmet. It is required in every league and you may get suspended for not wearing one. Even the pros wear helmets. Make sure that your helmet has a face shield. Your league will tell you if you have to wear a full face shield or just a half-shield.
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    Put on your hockey gloves.
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    Grab your stick, and then hit the ice!

Tips

  • Get a coach or parent to tighten your skates if you are not good at it.
  • Make sure that you already have all the equipment needed.
  • When standing up tall with your skates on you stick should be at the tip of your nose.

Warnings

  • Do not put your shin guards over your ice hockey socks or your chest/shoulder pads over your jersey, or you would look very silly.
  • Try not to tape your ankles unless it's an emergency. People will laugh/make fun of you.

Things You'll Need

  • Shin guards
  • Chest/shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • A jock or supporter
  • A cup
  • Ice hockey skates
  • Ice hockey pants
  • Hockey gloves
  • A stick
  • A helmet
  • A jersey (optional)
  • A Neck/Throat guard

Sources and Citations

  • How to Play Hockey by Phil and Tony Esposito.

Article Info

Categories: Summarization | Ice Hockey