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The Hockey Equipment You Need To Play Safely

Many consider ice hockey a dangerous sport, but statistics show that youth hockey is very safe—when played with the proper equipment. Whether an athlete is a beginner or a seasoned pro, we have a checklist of the protective gear needed to reduce and prevent injuries.

Ice hockey is one of the most popular and fastest-growing youth sports in the country. Boys and girls are enthusiastically donning helmets and lacing up skates to hit the ice. The action on the ice moves quickly, and collisions are part of the game—which means protective gear is a must. We have a list of the equipment your hockey player needs.

This is a sport where players move fast and collide frequently, so specially designed equipment is a must. Here’s a list of the protective gear your player will need:

Goaltenders wear bulkier, specially designed versions of safety equipment, constructed to protect them from repeated hits from the puck. In addition to reinforced versions of the protective gear listed above, they need these additional items:

For the best protection, it is important to choose safety gear that fits properly. With the right equipment, thorough training, and respect for game rules and regulations, your hockey player can safely enjoy the thrill of one of Minnesota’s favorite sports.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise

From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.

Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNVadnais Heights, MN, Plymouth, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as several additional community clinics.

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