With sticks flailing, pucks flying by and skates cutting through ice, things can get pretty dicey in a hockey game. Properly protecting your body from head to toe is just important, if not more so, than buying the lightest hockey stick or flashiest hockey skates. In addition to the main pieces of hockey protective gear that players wear, there are protective accessories that are worn to offer supplemental protection for the spaces in between the larger pieces of gear. These hockey protective accessories include neck guards, slash guards and hockey jocks and cups.
When you're choosing the protective accessory for your reproductive parts, the type of product you choose to wear is an important one that will inevitably be influenced by personal preference and comfort. Most players wear hockey jock shorts or pants while some prefer to use a traditional jock strap with a cup and, usually, a garter belt to hold up the socks. Hockey jock shorts are available in loose fit and compression fit, and they almost always come with velcro sock tabs on the front and back of each thigh. Jock straps/supporters are simply designed with an elastic waist band, a strap that wraps around the back of each thigh and a pocket in the front which contains the protective cup.
The choice is yours, just make sure your jock fits properly and comfortably so that you can play with confidence. Every brand of jock that we carry is made by a top hockey manufacturer whose products are made with the highest quality, whether you choose Bauer, Easton, Reebok, Warrior, Shock Doctor, CCM or A&R. Always check the sizing tab on the product page to ensure that you get the best fit.