While many of us yearn for the hot summer sunshine, keen hockey players love nothing better than the cold, icy conditions of winter. Lakes freeze and driveways become nice and smooth, and it’s time to play! Our Top 10 hockey sticks for kids is designed for anyone who feels like playing, whether it’s a shining star of a new generation, or a youngster who’s never held a stick before.
Hockey is one of the world’s premier winter sports, and finding the right equipment for your kids is pivotal to getting them involved.
What’s here: Our list takes into account safety, playing level, price and a whole lot more, to ensure that your kid has the optimum playing experience. Have a read, and hopefully you’ll find something you like!
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Even young kids can benefit from using proper equipment at an early age: the CCM Street Wood Stick is a high-quality piece of equipment, aimed at kids already showing huge talent in the game.
Available for both right and left-handed players, the Street Stick is built for those practise hours in the driveway, by the road or in that abandoned car park! At 51” long, it’s definitely the largest entry on our list – however, if your kid has enjoyed a growth spurt recently and wants to try their hand at some real equipment, this is the answer!
Unlike the CCM Street Stick, this Mylec Mini Knee set is aimed at little kids from 2 years old.
The set comes with two hockey sticks, as well as a foam puck and a foam ball – with this setup, you can play any variation of the game. They’re perfect for mucking about and learning the basics of the game, while the soft materials mean that no one will get hurt. With only a 16″ shaft and 6″ blade, taller kids might have to stoop a little!
Perfect for introducing the game of hockey to your kids, without making a premium investment.
What stands out immediately with the Franklin kit is the quality of design: one stick is resplendent in sky blue, the other fire red, and both with streaks of lightning-yellow across the shaft. The sticks are 34” long, so suitable for kids upto 9-10 years old at least, while the build quality means they will last a good while – even if your kid has an aggressive playing style!
Comes with a street hockey ball which is weighted perfectly for shooting without too much bounce.
When it comes to hockey, many people forget about the goalie – not us! This CCM Goal Stick is designed for talented young ‘keepers who are looking to elevate their game.
Designed for more experienced players, the CCM Goal Stick has a simple, understated design, with a spray painted black logo and more intricate design work at the top of the shaft. Weighing about two pounds, it will require a little more muscle than the kiddy sticks, but it also produces a far superior performance!
If you’re keen to get your child started in the hockey world, why not go all out with a complete Mylec Jr. Hocket Goal Set? Sticks, ball and the goal!
Help your kid develop into an NHL prodigy with this durable, easy-to-move goal set from Mylec. The sticks are 32” long, so suitable for any kids up to 7-8 years old, while the goal is about 4 feet wide – enough that they should be able to strike the ball in from distance. The netting is quite heavy-duty, so you won’t have any tears or balls flying through the net into your neighbor’s car.
Mylec is one of the country’s most reliable brands for kid’s hockey equipment, and the Eclipse Jet Flo Stick is yet another example of that.
Sitting at 53”, this is one for the bigger kids – or the smaller ones who like a challenge! The blade can be replaced it if gets damaged, while the wooden shaft should be tough enough to endure years of punishment. Perfect for dribbling, passing and shooting around the driveway – you never know, this could be the stick which ignites your kid’s hidden prowess on the field!
How do you deal with young kids who are bursting with energy every minute of the day? Set them against each other with a hockey sports set!
The 7th entry on our list is best-suited to kids no older than six, while the manufacturer recommends 4+. The blades are both straight, which means they aren’t suited to left or right-handers in particular, and your kids can experiment with no one at a disadvantage.
At 28” long and made from plastic, they’re very light, so the kids can play all day long.
Designed for kids aged 6 and above, the A&R Sports Youth Hockey Set comes with two 30” sticks, a plastic puck and a ball, giving your family every option.
The idea with these sets is that they’re inexpensive, but give your kid everything they need to learn about controlling, passing, dribbling and shooting in hockey – whether that’s field or on the ice. It’s a cheap product, so it won’t last years like a high-quality wooden stick, but if your youngsters are looking for a taste of hockey, A&R provides a good budget option.
Made from sturdy, robust wood which can stand the test of time, the Sher-Wood 530 is reinforced with an ash core to provide true strength. Goalies will be dealing with full-pace shots on a regular basis, so it’s worth investing in a piece of kit which won’t snap after a few blocks – the ‘530 could be exactly what you’re looking for.
It may be called a Pee Wee Hockey Stick, but this piece of kit from Mylec is a serious one, for kids up to about 10 years old who are getting competitive with their hockey.
Available as either a right or left-handed stick, the Pee Wee is 46” long, yet designed with a grip that’s suited to childrens’ smaller hands. Suitable for street or ice hockey, it’s also pretty impressively well-made. Available a budget price, this is an ideal option for talented youngsters who need decent equipment, but who are going to outgrow it within a year or two!