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When it comes to staying safe out on the ice, shoulder pads are your best friend for protecting you from hard checks against the boards, pucks and other collisions. With all that contact, it’s no surprise that broken collarbones are one of the most common injuries in ice hockey players! Keep yourself safe and comfortable by gearing up from our huge range of shoulder pads to suit every player’s preference.
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Shoulder pads protect not only your shoulders but also your collarbones, chest, upper arms, ribcage, belly, upper back and spine — so they’re a pretty vital piece of kit. With so many hazards on the ice, keeping yourself protected with well-fitting shoulder pads is crucial.
When you’re trying on shoulder pads, they should feel snug but not uncomfortably tight. The tips of your shoulders should sit squarely beneath the shoulder caps without restricting movement, but they also shouldn’t move around too much to ensure that all your vital areas remain protected throughout your game.
To find your perfect shoulder pad measurements, you’ll need to know your chest measurement (taken by measuring the widest part of your chest, just under your arms), height, and weight. If you’re in-between sizes, you can choose to size up for extra coverage and protection or size down for a lower-profile fit with extra mobility.
If you’re a beginner ice hockey player, it’s essential to try on different types of shoulder pads to find the fit and feel that you like best. The CCM 9550 suits broader players that prefer a bulkier fit, whereas the Jetspeed FT475 is lightweight with plenty of protection in the areas you need most, which is a great option for women players. The Warrior Alpha LX 40 and the Bauer X pants are also fantastic anatomical choices for beginners to try out.
Simply use any of our size guides to find the right fit while shopping online, or visit our store at Willies Coventry and speak to our expert team of players and ice hockey enthusiasts to find your perfect shoulder pads!