Hockey players wear interesting gear. First, they wear skates so that they can go on the ice otherwise they wouldn't be able to play. Another part of equipment they wear is helmets, gloves, shin guards, mouth guards and a hockey stick. They use the stick so they can skate with the puck and shoot the puck into the goal. They wear shin guards so that if they get hit by a puck in the knee they won't break their knee. Hockey players wear gear that can protect them.