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?

Hockeywolf and Pure Hockey sell new hockey equipment for youth and adults. Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood sells used hockey gear depending on inventory.


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, Jr Squid & Jr Kraken 8U play 4v4 on Cross Ice.
  • Jr Kraken 10U play 4v4 on Half Ice. 
  • Jr Kraken 12U & 14U 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 don't we 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 (23/24 Season)

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Parent Handbook

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