All players must wear a CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved helmet, approved hockey gloves, shin guards (or soccer shin pads covered by socks) and running shoes. Players under the age of 18 are required to wear full facial protection as well.
Although not mandatory, it is recommended that players wear elbow pads, athletic cup, mouth guard and soft knee pads.. As well, adult should consider wearing facial protection to protect their eyes. Standard ice hockey sticks are used to play the game.
Two types of balls are officially recognized for play by the CBHA. It is usually orange in appearance and not much larger than a tennis ball. A hard (Pro) Version is recommended for adult warm climate play. A semi-soft (street) version is recommended for younger youth age groups and play during colder climates. QBHA member leagues must use either version manufactured by D-Gel with product numbers (330) hard, and (350) soft with the official CBHA logo.