In this tutorial, we will learn about the equipment required to play the sport of ice hockey.
According to the rules of the game, players must be equipped with the following:
- Elbow Pads
- Mouth Guard
- Neck Guard
- Thigh Pads
- Shoulder Pads
- Hockey Stick
Hockey sticks must be a certain size. The team captain can request a stick measurement be made if he feels that the opposing team is cheating. In the NHL, a player is fined for exceeding the dimensions of a hockey stick as prescribed in the rulebook.
It is not uncommon for hockey sticks to break during a game. If a stick breaks, a player must drop it onto the ice if he wishes to continue playing. He is allowed to get another stick from the player benches.
However, many variations of hockey have developed to be played on a variety of surfaces such as street hockey played on asphalt.