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Here is a list of what you need. There are choices out there for used equipment as well as new. BHC also at times has equipment to loan for the sessions to get you started. 
             You will need the following to play hockey:

                Helmet with face mask
                Shoulder pads
                Elbow Pads
                Shin guards
                Hockey Pants
                Hockey Skates
                Hockey Socks
                Hockey Stick