Hockey Stick - can not exceed 60" from heel to end of shaft*.
Shin Guards and Knee Pads*. (One piece type)
Skates - Roller skates, In-line street or hockey skates acceptable.
*The League can supply a limited quantity of these items. Typically in the smaller sizes. If this is your first year, we recommend that you start using our equipment to evaluate your needs prior to purchasing new equipment.
Optional equipment that we encourage:
Athletic Supporter with Cup - strongly recommended for older boys and required for goalies
"For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all he does."
- Psalm 33:4 (NIV)
Victory Through Faith
There are many options if you are in need of player equipment: - We'll have a used equipment sale during the parent-player meeting - ebay http://www.ebay.com/ - Back In The Game Sports, a used sporting goods store near Ft. Wayne , www.backinthegamesports.com, 260-572-0808 - Other used stores such as Play It Again Sports - Sporting goods stores such as Dunham's, Dick's, MC Sports, etc. - Online sites such as www.hockeymonkey.com and www.hockeygiant.com
For skates, I recommend inline hockey skates, not regular rollerblades. Some of the regular rollerblades (non-hockey skates) may also work okay, but you'll want to make sure the wheels spin easily: Simply hold the skate and spin the wheels with your hand. If the wheels stop spinning right away, then those skates will be difficult to skate in. Also, please know there are hard wheels and there are soft wheels. I recommend soft wheels, which will help grip the floor and still provide speed. Hard wheels will not grip and your child's feet will slip a lot. Rollerwheel hardness is measured in Durometers, with the lower number meaning the softer the wheel and you should look for a durometer between 72-76 (although a 78 should be okay).
If you have regular rollerblades, please remove the skate brake.