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Q: Do I need full equipment? Face protection, shoulder pads etc?

Posted 9/20/2014

A: All players must have a CSA approved hockey helmet and well maintained gear on at all times during the game. Your gear must be in good shape (no visible damage that can cause a hazard for you or someone else).

The convener of the program reserves the right to refuse any player who they feel is playing with unsafe gear. The player will forfeit the event without any expectation of compensation or refund.

Helmets and face protection: Players MUST have some sort of eye protection attached to their helmets (cages - preferred, but visors are also accepted). Players with helmets without eye protection will not be allowed to participate.

Shoulder Pads: Its is advisable to all players to wear shoulder/ chest protection (period). Even experienced hockey players cannot see or control how the puck will react to a tip or deflection and not having chest protection can cause serious injury or even death.

Some players complain about the heat that wearing chest protection creates. A helpful remedy to this is to cut off the shoulder caps of your chest protector (since this is a non contact group, there is limited risk of you being hit). However, recommends that all players wear their chest protectors as established by the manufacturer.


Jerseys: Players are responsible to provide their own jerseys for each game. Each player should come prepared with both a WHITE (only) and a dark jersey to each game (even though you will be on an established team). We ask that you pack both colours so that in the event that we have to do some team balancing (not very often, but it happens) each player is prepared to make the switch.

DO NOT WEAR yellow, grey or to some degree red jerseys. The yellow and grey jerseys create confusion between the two teams as most players are in WHITE and the dark players may see the off colour as being part of their team. Red for some reason is just hard to see on the ice and often those players won't see as much action via their teammates.

The only issue with dark jerseys is if they have too much white on them. This is rarely an issue, but should be observed when choosing what you purchase.


Broken/ cracked gear: If your protective gear or skates have a visible crack or are broken, you may (at the discretion of the convenor) not be permitted to participate in the game. It is for your safety and others on the ice that you come prepared with the safe equipment. You may NOT play with a broken stick at any time.