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ice hockey player [2]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 [2] protective cup throat protector shoulder pads pads knee pad elbow pads cuff

protective cup click to hear

Piece of equipment that consists of rigid molded plastic designed to cover a player’s genital organs.

throat protector click to hear

Nylon neck guard that is worn under the shoulder pads to protect the hockey player’s neck and throat.

shoulder pads click to hear

Padded vest with two hard shells designed to protect the shoulders; they cover the chest and upper back but provide less coverage than the goalkeeper’s chest pad.

pads click to hear

Pieces of equipment that consist of hard molded plastic to protect the hockey player’s legs and knees.

knee pad click to hear

Part of the pads that covers the knees.

elbow pads click to hear

Piece of equipment that consists of a hard shell to protect the elbow; it also covers part of the arm and the forearm.

cuff click to hear

Elastic band that covers the upper part of the forearm; it fastens the elbow pad in place.