What Do Hockey Players Wear?
Hockey players commonly wear gear helmets, pads, and jerseys. They also wear shoulder pads and, a helmet to play safely and comfortably.
A general gear setup for a hockey player consists of the following items:
- Shoulder pad
- Chest protector
- Elbow pads
- Hockey gloves
- Padded shorts
- A cup and possibly jock shorts
- Shin pads
- Neck protector (optional)
- Hockey socks
Hockey Gear Pant
Hockey pants are part of the full body of equipment worn by the players. They are made from nylon fabric exterior with firm padding inside.
The pants are also called 'short pants' or 'breezers' in some places in the United States. The pant covers a player's thighs and their waist region.
The pant is designed with heavy pads on the front thigh portions of the pant legs. The waistband region also contains padding. The remaining parts of the pant are less padded to provide better mobility for the player. There are no paddings on the back of the pants.
One important thing, you should not turn your back on a player during a match if he is trying to shoot the puck past you toward the net.
Shin pads protect an ice hockey player from leg and knee injuries. It is a necessary kit as the cushion of the pad and the plastic shell of protection make the player safe while taking a hit, blocking a shot, and falling on the ice.
Shin pads are also known as knee pads. They completely cover the kneecap area and then go down the leg and tuck into the skate.
Shoulder pads keep the player's shoulder and torso safe during a hit, shot block, or hard fall. The pad absorbs the shock significantly from the impact.
A jersey is won over a player's shoulder pads and elbow pads during a hockey game. A jersey usually has mentioned the team name on the front and the player's name and number on the back
Most of the teams have different jerseys for their home and away games. Needless to say, a jersey provides a distinct identity to the player.