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ice hockey player [1]click to hear

Member of an ice hockey team; players wear a variety of protective equipment to prevent injury caused by falls or body checks.
ice hockey player [1] stocking helmet player’s number visor team’s emblem blade pants skate glove

stocking click to hear

Stretchy piece of fabric that covers the leg and thigh; it is worn over the pads to keep the muscles warm.

helmet click to hear

Hard piece of equipment designed to protect the head.

player’s number click to hear

Number that identifies the hockey player; numbers range from 1 to 99 and are sewn onto the back and the sleeves of the jersey.

visor click to hear

Transparent piece of equipment secured to the front of the helmet to protect the eyes and upper face.

team’s emblem click to hear

Logo representing the team that is printed on the front of the jersey.

blade click to hear

Narrow metal blade that is attached to the skate boot; its curved ends help the player to turn.

pants click to hear

Padded clothing attached around the waist by a belt or suspenders; they protect the pelvis, buttocks and thighs.

skate click to hear

Reinforced boot equipped with a blade for gliding over ice.

glove click to hear

Padded covering for the hand and wrist that takes the shape of the fingers; it must be flexible enough to provide a good grip on the stick.