Junior hockey shoulder pads come in styles engineered to protect the player at every level of the sport. When shopping for hockey shoulder pads, first consider how much protection you need. Youth players like Mites and Squirts, beer leagues, and no-contact adult hockey league players require less shoulder and chest protection than a high school or college ice hockey player, who engages in more on-ice contact. Next consider the overall fit, mobility, and comfort, making sure the shoulder pads don't ride up when moving your arms up and down, and from side to side. You'll also need enough protection in your stomach between the bottom of the chest protector and top of your hockey pants
, and from the elbow pads
to the end of the shoulder pads. Consult our shoulder pads fitting guide
to find the correct fit. Pure Hockey offers junior hockey shoulder pads by top makers, including Bauer
, and others, and in a variety of styles to provide the amount of protection your game requires.