Things to consider when purchasing a Hockey Helmet.
A hockey helmet should fit snug to prevent any shifting and maximize protection.
Make sure the chinstrap can be adjusted so it gently makes contact under
the chin when fastened. Hockey rules may require that you wear CSA
and HECC certified helmets. Check the rules by which you play for
the requirements. All CSA and HECC certified helmets have a sticker
indicating their certification.
Comfort: You should always look for equipment that feels comfortable.
Although most helmets are lined with a protective foam, some helmets will
feel better than others. Try on different brands of helmets for
fit and comfort.
Fit: With your helmet opened to it’s largest setting gradually
begin to downsize the helmet until a comfortably snug fit is achieved.
The helmet should rest on the head so that the rim is one finger width
above the eyebrow and making contact with the top of your head.
The following are manufacturer guidelines as to the sizing of their hockey
helmets. These are guides only and do not constitute a guarantee
as to the fit of the helmet. Please check your size before you order.