hockey equipment

All hockey players in Carstairs Minor Hockey are required to have a full set of equipment in order to play. Hockey Canada sets the standards that we are required to abide by - it might seem a long list, but ensuring safety on the ice is the number one priority.


Must have items are:

  1. Helmet (must be CSA-certified)
  2. Neck guard (must be BNQ-certified)
  3. Shoulder pads
  4. Elbow pads
  5. Gloves
  6. Groin guard (jock/jill/cup)
  7. Hockey pants
  8. Shin pads
  9. Hockey socks
  10. Skates
  11. Hockey stick
  12. Practice jersey
  13. Equipment bag

Optional, non-essential items that can make the hockey experience a little better/easier are:

  1. Skate guards
  2. Water bottle
  3. Pucks
  4. Stick tape
  5. Sock tape/shin pad straps
  6. Spare stick
  7. Spare laces
  8. Stick wax

"welcome to hockey" youtube series

If you're completely new to hockey equipment (and we've all been there), coach Jeremy in his series of hockey YouTube videos provides a fun, informative look at selecting and putting on hockey equipment with his son Mason.

Hockey Canada parent faq's

Hockey Canada has a wealth of information contained in their Frequently Asked Questions for Parents. They provide lots of information about hockey equipment and fitting that's really useful for parents starting out.



A great option is East Side Sports in Airdrie. They have a great selection of both new and gently used items and a team of knowledgeable staff on hand to help with questions and fittings.

Contact them on phone 403 912 3012 and messages via their facebook page.