Equipment Provided by Stowe Youth Hockey
Other Equipment Needed
Optional Equipment Supplies:
The single most important element in a successful season is a positive and realistic attitude from both players and parents. Youth hockey is supposed to be about fun, learning, and skill development.
It is not only about winning, and SYH will not tolerate poor sportsmanship.
The second most important element in a successful season is arriving early enough before practice or game time.
A rolling hockey bag with wheels is very helpful for all the equipment needed. Teach your child to pull/carry their own bag and to maintain, clean, and dry their equipment after each practice/game and at home. Nothing smells as bad as sweaty hockey equipment left in the bag! Rinse it off, and leave it out to dry.
Get at least 2 practice jerseys, one light/white and one dark and bring both to practices. This enables coaches to divide up groups for practice.
Always bring both your home and away jersey to games because some opponents will only have one.
Hockey sticks need to be the correct length for the player and this should be checked each year as the player grows. The stick should be at the players chin with their skates on or at their eyes in street shoes.
Skate key/lace puller/tighteners will save your fingers. They are available at Stowe Arena and local stores.
Jock shorts with velcro tabs for the hockey socks are much easier to deal with than a hockey garter
Local Sporting Good Stores/Sources:
PowerPlay Sports (New & Used)
64 Portland St
Play It Again Sports (New & Used)
150 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT
Thygesen Sports (New & Used)
51 Smith St Barre, VT
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Maple Tree Place Shopping Center
1355 Maple Tree Place (Taft Corners)
Williston, VT 05495
Kevin Smith Sports Connection
1174 Williston Rd,
South Burlington, VT
Each team has a team manager who is responsible for coordinating team activities and assigning/delegating parent jobs which will rotate each week.
For each home game, we need
Road games only need an article writer.
It’s a team by team decision, but it’s usually pretty easy for the scorekeeper to write the article for the website/Stowe Reporter since they have to pay attention to the details of the game
Penalty Box Manager(s)
Game Article Writer