|Hockey attire includes a jersey (called the
sweater until relatively recently, because
this really was a sweater in the old days
of outdoor play) and socks.|
Jerseys are normally made of
age of cotton passed a few decades
but come in several grades of
- Pro jerseys are the same quality of fabric
used by pro teams.
- Replica jerseys are lighter-weight and less
expensive versions of the above. They normally
are more than durable enough for use in recreational
Pro, college, high school and other serious
amateur teams will have socks to match the
jerseys, and the pants, gloves and helmets
will be of a common color scheme. Teams have
two sets of jerseys and socks: one is "white,"
the other "dark" or "color."
The same gloves and pants are worn in all
games. The pros tend to have both "white"
and "dark" helmets, but colleges
and other amateur teams do not (for cost
If you play in a league, you'll be issued
a jersey (maybe a pair of white and dark
jerseys, in some leagues) for your team.
In recreational leagues, this tends to be
a cheap polyester mesh. The rest of the players'
gear will be a crazy quilt of colors.