FOR THN’S 2017 GEAR GUIDE,
we spoke with industry insiders and retail experts in order to rank equipment in 19 categories from head (helmet) to toe (skates) and everything in between. And because we know not everyone is willing to drop a mortgage payment on a pair of skates, we split our rankings by price point. But let’s dream a dream and check out our top picks in the gold or platinum divisions for the most popular equipment. The full Gear Guide is available for free via The Hockey News app on your tablet device.