Junior ice hockey is not meant to be a full contact sport but when you have a dozen players dashing round the ice, dribbling, tackling, shooting, saving and scoring collisions happen. Also, obviously , we play on ice and falls can be hard. The plain truth is that to play ice hockey, you need a lot of kit. Luckily, we have a lot of kit to loan out when people first start playing. Later, you can buy kit new, trawl e-bay, get second hand kit from other parents. It really is possible to get everything you need without breaking the bank. The club provides shirts and socks for matches but it is always good to have a training top.