Hockey is a contact sport, and shoulder pads help prevent serious injuries to players during hard checks against the boards. Hockey shoulder pads come with an array of features designed to protect the player at different levels of the sport. Pure Hockey offers premier protective equipment, including shoulder pads, from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry:
At Pure Hockey you'll find a variety of shoulder pad styles and protection features to match your game. When shopping for hockey shoulder pads, consider:
1. Level of protection – Youth players, beer leaguers, and no-contact adult hockey league senior players typically require less shoulder and chest protection than a high school or college ice hockey player engaged in more on-ice contact.
2. Fit, mobility, and comfort – It's important that hockey shoulder pads, and all protective equipment, fit correctly if it's to function as intended. Make sure the shoulder pads don't ride up when moving your arms up and down, and side to side. You'll want enough protection between the bottom of the chest protector and top of your hockey pants for your stomach, and from the elbow pads to the end of the shoulder pads.
For additional advice on fitting shoulder pads or any other hockey equipment, consult the hockey shoulder pad guide in our Hockey Resource Center. Shop with confidence, knowing you're getting the best price available, thanks to our Low-Price Guarantee—it's like shoulder pads for your wallet!