Required Equipment for Girls Developmental: In addition to hockey skates, all players must wear a hockey helmet (not a bicycle helmet) fitted with a cage or a full face shield, hockey pants, hockey gloves, elbow and shoulder pads, shin guards, and hockey socks. No hockey sticks to start with. Hockey sticks will be introduced as skaters progress.
BDHA offers a free equipment loan program for all beginner and introductory programs, including Hockey 1 & 2, Girls Developmental, Atoms, and Mites. Equipment includes helmet, shin guards, elbow pads, hockey pants, and gloves. Sticks and skates are also available at the rink, if needed. At the start of each new session, or when joining for the first time, please arrive at least 45 minutes early to be equipped with the proper gear.