Hockey Explained #1 Equipment

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Hockey

I play hockey, so I’ll explain the game. Starting with equipment.

Hockey Explained #1 Equipment

When you play hockey, you can’t play it anywhere. You need gear. There are a lot of parts, including:
Shin guards
Ice Skates

Leg warmers

Shorts

Chest Protector

Elbow guards

Jersey

Helmet

Gloves

Hockey Stick

Extras

Let’s go over these in detail.

Shin Guards and Leg Warmers

Usually the shin guards are attached with a Velcro strip to the other side that wraps around the leg. The leg warmers are attached by Velcro on special pants or by tape wrapped around them.

Ice Skates

These are skates with sharpen-able blades. You can have skate guards and roller skate guards, which are skate guards with wheels.



Skates are in this photo.

Shorts

These are not pants. They go over your pants and come in a variety of colors. One skater in the image has red pants, while the other one has black.

Chest Protector

These go under your jersey and usually contain Velcro.

Elbow Guards

Also known as Elbow Pads, these go on your elbow and lower arm.

Jersey

Every team has a special jersey layout, usually featuring the logo. You will have your last name and number on it. On my hockey jersey it has: White 22.

These skaters have jerseys.

Helmet

The helmet is like a bicycle helmet with a shield made of metal or Plexiglass with a chin guard. There are 3 straps: Chinstrap, Right Strap, and Left Strap. Refs also wear helmets.

Gloves

These are gloves that allow limited movement and has padding.

Hockey Stick

The Hockey stick is a stick with a blade at a 45-degree angle. The blade is thinner, but is taller.

Goalie Equipment

Goalies have a goalie stick, which is a stick that is thicker than a usual one on the bottom.

Goalies have a shield that goes on their helmet.

They also have a blocker glove, which is a glove with a rectangle that allows him to block pucks. Their other glove is a trapper glove, which has a net for trapping the puck.

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Level 43
Feb 24, 2022
There are more blogs! This is only the 1st one!
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Level 30
Feb 23, 2022
Amazing- This blog was needed

Hockey is the best professional sport- Thank you for giving more insight on the sport

Go Tampa Bay Lightning!

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Level 43
Feb 24, 2022
SJS is better.
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Level 30
Feb 24, 2022
Nah- But i don't mind those guys. I watch them every once in a while. I really dislike the Bruins and Islanders- Being from California, I don't mind the sharks- They're a good team. But I was born a Lightning fan