Hockey Gear

A few helpful resources to help guide your hockey gear journey. Check out the videos below on how to dress your player.

Hockey programs require full hockey gear at all times.

  • Hockey Skates
  • Hockey Helmet with Full Face Guard
  • Hockey Gloves
  • Hockey Stick
  • Elbow Pads
  • Hockey Pants
  • Shin Pads
  • Shoulder Pads

Reminder: Kids ages 5-9 that are new to hockey and joining our NHL Learn to Play 1 program get first-time gear for free included with the lessons. 

Hockey gear diagram

Where to buy gear as a new player?

There are a number of hockey pro-shops in the local area. Hockey Wolf offers a new players an adult gear package for $350, including: 

  • Bauer NSX Shoulder Pad
  • Bauer NSX Elbow Pad
  • Bauer IMS 5.0 Helmet
  • Bauer NSX Shin Pad
  • Bauer NSX Gloves
  • Bauer NSX Pant
  • Bag Included

Stick & Skates also available for purchase. Upgrades available on all gear.

Pure Hockey will have a kit available in August for Fall Kraken Hockey League LTP players.    


Kraken Youth Hockey Association will utilize our ice sheets in a variety of ways to aid in the development of our players. For games, players will see three different ice formats as they progress through their first years as a hockey player.

  • Learn to Play, Squid Squad & Jr Kraken 8U play 4v4 on Cross Ice.
  • Jr Kraken 10U play 4v4 on Half Ice. 
  • Jr Kraken 12U play 5v5 on Full Ice. 

Learn more about the American Development Model's approach to this structure.  

ADM Ice Use Study



A healthy & humorous reminder of what it's like for a kid out there. A reminder that our number one priority is TO HAVE FUN!  

Why we don't play full-ice right from the start? What would it feel like if you had to? 

Parent Resources

Mom and son in skates

USA Hockey SafeSport
The Kraken Youth Hockey Association closely follows all USA Hockey SafeSport policies. Please click the link below to view those policies in detail.

SafeSport Resources

Hockey Positions 

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Youth Age Classifications for 2021-2022 Season

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Parent Handbook

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