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Your junior-sized hockey player needs the best shin guards in the game, and we’ve got them at Pure Hockey. Our options include smaller versions of the best shin guard designs from trusted hockey brands Bauer, CCM, TRUE, and Warrior. Find affordable entry-level junior shin pads with PE and multi-density foams for outstanding protection. Or, if your child is already playing in a fast-paced contact league, browse the elite models with the same advanced tech used to protect senior players. You’ll find custom strapping systems, removable PE inserts, deep knee cap designs, and shock-absorbing foams. We offer lightweight, slim-profile Bauer Vapor junior shin guards as well as pads in the Bauer Supreme line, which deliver an anatomical, close-to-the-body fit. Whatever shin guards your smaller skater needs, you’ll find the ones to fit her game and your budget at Pure Hockey.
For more detailed information about sizing and buying, consult our hockey shin guard buying guide and our guidelines on how to fit hockey shin guards. Purchase from us with confidence, knowing you're getting the best price available thanks to the Pure Hockey Low-Price Guarantee.
Typically, 12-year-old skaters fall into the junior size range or Bauer’s intermediate category. You’ll need to get a precise measurement to know for certain which size your tween needs, since hockey shin guards are definitely not a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment. Find out how to measure your 12-year-old for properly fitting shin guards in our guide.
You need to get the distance between your child’s ankle and mid-knee cap. This number will roughly indicate your child’s shin guard size. Have your child put on her skates and sit in a chair, knees at 90°. Measure from the ankle to the middle of the kneecap. This number, in inches, corresponds to the shin guard size. NOTE: if your kid wears shin guards over their skate tongue (instead of under it), then they’ll need slightly longer shin guards to compensate. For specific instructions and complete sizing details, refer to our How to Fit Hockey Shin Guards guide.
Junior hockey shin pads generally suit ages 8–13, depending on the size of the child.