Equipment Safety Shin Pads
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The cap of the shin pad should be centered directly on the kneecap and should wrap around the lower leg. Padding on the shin pads should overlap with the bottom of the hockey pants by approximately 2”. Padding should also wrap around the calves for maximum protection.
Shin pads should not restrict movement of the foot in any way. There should be no exposed areas between the top of the skate and the bottom of the shin pad, otherwise the pad is too short. Likewise if a shin pad is too long it may cause discomfort and restrict movement. Shin pads are generally measured in junior/youth from 7”-12” or senior from 13”-18”.
Cracked shin pads must be replaced immediately.
Hang dry the equipment after each session. To clean, mix a little laundry soap with water and use a soft brush on the padding.