Having the right gear is important — from fit & comfort to safety. Now's the time to go through your equipment to see what fits and what doesn't. It's amazing how much kids grow during the off-season. Consider donating your old but in-good-condition hockey equipment to your association or friends. 

Read what Scott Aldrich – USA Hockey’s manager of hockey operations and longtime equipment man – has to say about gearing up for this hockey season:

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