All VFIHA players are required to wear all the mandatory equipment.

Good quality used equipment is available from various sporting goods consignment shops in Vancouver. Please remember that good skates make a big difference in any player’s skating ability.

  • Hockey skates (figure skates are not permitted)
  • CSA approved hockey helmet and full face shield/mask (bicycle helmets are not permitted)
  • BNQ certified neck guard
  • Hockey pants, gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, chest and pelvic protector (jill)
  • Hockey stick, jersey and socks

For Hockey Canada's equipment tips (proper fitting, protective quality and maintenance) watch the video here.

VFIHA has a limited supply of equipment for Tyke-aged players. Goalie equipment is available for all age ranges, but full registration fees must be paid.

Great places to pick up gear:
Lots of previously used skates and hockey equipment

Lots of previously used skates and hockey equipment
Mostly new equipment, but they do have used skates


Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire sells equipment kits that are cost effective and include everything except a helmet, neck guard, and skates.

Bauer JT19 Basics Hockey Protective Kit

Bauer Premium Hockey Protective Kit