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A child’s elbows withstand a lot of contact during the course of a hockey game: don't let old or ill-fitting youth elbow pads cause an easily avoidable injury. Pure Hockey carries youth elbow pads from all the leading brands, including Bauer, CCM, and Warrior.
The evolution of hockey gear has resulted in kids’ elbow pads that are slightly longer than they once were. The good news is the added protection has not compromised comfort. But be careful to understand sizing: your child’s forearms and triceps should not be exposed to slashes or stray pucks. Nor should the elbow pads be so large that they shift on the arms during play. And resist buying a senior or junior elbow pad for your youth player, thinking he or she will "grow into it." Only a correctly fitted elbow pad will protect as it was intended—a good pair of youth elbow pads should fit snugly and feel like an extension of the arm. Our guide to fitting elbow pads will point you in the right direction.