|Helmet Sizing||Skate Sizing|
|Facemask Sizing||Stick Sizing|
|Neck & Throat Sizing||Goal Mask Sizing|
|Shoulder Pad Sizing||Goal Chest & Arms Sizing|
|Elbow Pad Sizing||Blocker Sizing|
|Glove Sizing||Catch Glove Sizing|
|Athletic Supporter Sizing||Goal Pad Sizing|
|Pant/Girdle Sizing||Jersey Sizing|
|Shin Guard Sizing||Hockey Hose Sizing|
|22" - 241/4"||71/8 - 73/4|
|221/4" - 231/8"||63/4 - 73/8|
|201/2" - 223/4"||61/2 - 71/4|
|201/2" - 22"||61/2 - 7|
|193/4 - 215/8"||63/8 - 7|
It is recommended that all players wear a HECC and CSA certified helmet. All certified helmets have a sticker indicating it's approval. A helmet should have a snug fit yet be comfortable to maximize it's protection. To size a helmet measure the circumference of the head with a tape measure 1" above the eyebrows. Use this measurement to determine the proper helmet size.
With the helmet positioned 1 finger width above the brow, measure the linear distance between the helmets edge and the bottom of the chin with the mouth closed. The face guard should fit snugly to the chin. If it is to long it may come in contact with the nose or mouth during impact. When the player's mouth is closed the chin should fit comfortably into the chin cup. Attach the faceguard securely to the helmet according to instructions provided.
|Junior||11" - 14"|
|Senior||14" - 18"|
The neck protector should fit snugly, but not uncomfortably tight. It should completely cover the throat, and with the bib style, theupper chest area. Measure th eplayer's neck and match the size to the chart shown.
|Youth||up to 4'0"|
|XX-Small||4'0" to 4'10"|
|X-Small||4'10" to 5'6"|
|Small||5'4" to 6'0"|
|Medium||5'8" to 6'4"|
|Large||6'0" and over|
Gloves should fit loosely, offering freedom, while still giving adequate protection in all areas. The glove should offer freedom of movement in all positions without chafing or restricting movement. Measure the distance between the fingers and the elbow pad to determine size. Replacement palms are available through Ocean Hockey Supply Co.
Pants fit less snugly than girdles, but should not be larger than required for unrestricte movement. To fit properly:
Pants should reach the top of the knee and extend up to cover the kidney and lower ribs. The molded polyethylene hip, kidney and tailbone pads and foam padding should cover all critical areas.
Ensure that the cap of the shin pad is centered on the knee cap. The calf padding should wrap around the lower leg.
Measure from the center of the knee cap to the top of the skate. Then match the player's shin size to the chart to get a proper fit.
It's important that you get a proper fitting shin guard. A poorly fitting shin guard could result in loss of protection and possible injury.
For a proper fit skates should fit 1-1 1/2 sizes smaller then your street shoes.
Toes should barely touch the toe cap while having no more then 1/2 inch of space in the heel. While sitting down, the skater should put skate on and kick heel back into skate. Toes should barely touch toecap, then lace up boot, the heel should be continuously kicked back to ensure a tight fit. When finished get up and walk around. The foot should feel comfortable with the rear snug and rest on the foot bed, toes should be flat!
A poor fitted skate can create bad habits and breakdown prematurely while holding back skating performance.
To measure sticks first stand without skates, hold the stick straight up on a flat surface, then measure the stick with the handle touching the tip of the nose. This is a properly fitted stick. A stick can also be cut to achieve a perfect size. Sizing up just as above, mark where the bottom of the nose meets the shaft and cut. When standing in skates, the stick should come to the bottom of the chin or just below it.
|Junior||61/2 - 71/8||20.4" - 22.4"|
|Senior||71/8 - 75/8||22.4" - 24"|
It is recommended that all goaltenders under the age of 18 wear a CSA and HECC certified mask. When fitting a goal mask it should be snug but offer superior protection for the level of play. The goal mask should offer a good field of vision including blind spots. To fit a goal mask use your hat size as a reference leaving 1/4 of an inch above the eyebrow. All straps should fasten tightly so that the chin cup rests snugy against the chin.
A good chest pad will provide protection in all areas including the collar bone, ribs, sternum, shoulders, and biceps. A good fit is essential in preventing injuries or loss of protection.
Gloves are a personal preference but should fit loosely. Arm pads should be able to move freely and fit comfortably in the cuff of the glove. The idea fit for a glove should be something comfortable yet protective, and the tips of the fingers should be no more than 1/4'" from the end of the fingers in the palm.
Gloves are a personal preference but should fit loosely. Arm pads should be able to move freely and fit comfortably in the cuff of the glove. In catch gloves the tips of the fingers should be able to reach the 1/4' palm poly insert. The ideal fit for a glove should be something comfortable yet protective.
|Senior||31" to 36"|
|Junior||25" to 30"|
The center of the player's knee should be positioned at the top of the bottom knee roll, with the pads securely attached to the goal skate and properly located on the player's leg. Once the pad breaks in, the kneecap will be directly behind the center knee roll.
To measure for a jersey take a soft tape measure and place it below the arms then measure around the chest. Match the player's chest size to the chart to get a proper fit. Jerseys should fit loosely, allowing freedom to move in any direction. When sizing for a jersey to wear over equipment it's best to go one size up from normal fitting.