As we look toward next season, we are looking forward to a couple of new products that we think may become standards in the referee's equipment bag.
Both Bauer and Force have indicated that a padded shirt to wear under your jersey is in the works. For many years we have stocked Ball Hockey protective jerseys to fill this void. These new offerings will be designed specifically for hockey officials.
The other new product is a cut-resistant shin sleeve by Force. These combine the functions of the traditional shin tight (keeping shin pads in place and preventing your pants from getting caught in the back of your skates) with the protective properties of cut resistant fabric to help prevent serious achilles tendon injuries.