Suit up in this sampling of hockey gear strong enough for a man, made for a woman and ready to kick ice. Consider it a cup for your cups, Itech's SPW55 Shoulder Pads ($74.99, Cupolo Sports , 1126 Finch West, 416-665-1955) protect your chest from body-slamming collisions.
Because every melon is a different shape, Bauer's new adjustable 8000 helmet ($159, Just Hockey Source for Sports , 900 Don Mills, 416-445-5700) provides customizable features to fit your specifics.
Far from your brother's hand-me-downs, these Mission SWSR hockey skates ($200, Toronto Hockey Repair , 1592 Bloor West, 416-533-1791) are designed with a woman's foot in mind.
Grrls with curves will find comfort in Itech's HP 4000W hockey pants ($79.99, Sport Check , 220 Yonge, 416-598-1626).
Protect the family jewels - so what if they're ball-free? - in this Jill ($34.99, National Sports , 4783 Yonge, 416-225-0929 and others) by Itech.