Young players will quickly grow out of their hockey gear and it can get pretty expensive buying new hockey gear year after year. The Los Alamos Hockey Association has a great selection of hockey gear that you can rent for the season. Players should own their skates so they can skate whenever they would like to in the off-season. Skates fit differently from brand to brand and player to player. Shopping around for the best fit instead of just taking what's available is a good way to make a more enjoyable season.
LAHA does not rent skates, sticks, cups (pelvic protectors), mouthguards, garter belts, suspenders, socks, jerseys or equipment bags.Required Equipment
Hockey is a fast game played on a closed surface and the potential for injury is always present. Please understand that injuries can occur and no amount of protective equipment can prevent all injuries.
The team/association colors are Royal Blue and White. It really doesn't matter what color gear your player wears but if you are trying to remain standard then, Black helmet, Black Gloves and Black Pants will serve your player well.
Below you'll find a list of equipment that is required to play.
Helmet with cage or full shield
Mouthgaurd (not required for ATOMS, MITES or SQUIRTS)
Cup or Pelvic Protector
Garter Belt or JOC short with velcro sock retainers
Equipment Bag (get a size that fits their gear and allows them to carry their own gear)
Other items to consider are undergarments.
Socks (certain socks just fit better in skates, please make them available for practices and games)
Gloves (those stretchy gloves are excellent under the hockey gloves on those really cold days)
Long Underwear (cotton or polyblend under pads and will reduce chaffing and other irritations)