Youth hockey pants are incredibly important for so many reasons. The developing core (hips, thighs, lower spine) of a youth player is very important and it's also the area of the body that comes into contact with just about everything in the game, including the very hard boards, pucks and the ice itself. As with other hockey equipment categories, all pants will provide you with sufficient protection. As you go up the line you simply gain protective and feature enhancements. Look for features like adjustable belts for the waist, thigh zippers and enhanced padding in the kidneys and lower spine. Pure Hockey carries a huge amount of youth hockey pants from all the major brands - and all at guaranteed lowest prices. Get more fitting help with our guide on How to Fit Hockey Pants.