CCM Extreme Flex Pro II Goalie Pads

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CCM continues to make tremendous strides in the quality of their goalie product and it shows when we look at the upcoming Extreme Flex Pro II pads, glove and blocker. These setups are already being worn in the NHL by Carey Price and Jonathan Bernier (no word on if Nelson Mandela also used these pads). Read on for a full preview of the pads and what to expect for new features this April when it hits stores.

CCM Extreme Flex Pro II Leg Pads

New for 2015, the CCM Extreme Flex Pro II goalie pads are built off the success of the original Extreme Flex Pro pad. The notable changes include a re-designed internal core and lightweight strap set-up. See below the picture for a full preview!

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CCM EFlex Pro II Leg Pads – Coming This April

The EFlex Pro II pad features a pre-curved single break internal core, offers additional coverage and quicker five hole closure. The internal boot foam has been re-engineered to provide increased torsional flex allowing for maximum pad control/rotation and more explosive crease movement. CCM has also introduced a lightweight strap set-up which reduces the overall weight of the pad. This strap set-up features a single knee strap, two calf straps, and a removable boot strap. Combined with the new lightweight strap set-up, the updated tight fit leg channel offers superior pad control and optimal rotation in the leg/boot channel.

Unchanged for 2015, the Extreme Flex Pro II pad features a recessed foam knee cradle and 3D injection molded EPP foam knee block providing a large landing surface and helping to seal the pad to the ice in the butterfly.

The highlights above can be found on the stock CCM Extreme Flex Pro II pad. As always, the pad can be customized with various sizing, internal core, leg channel, knee cradle, and strapping configurations. It is also important to note the Extreme Flex Pro II pad graphic features nearly 20 color zones allowing for endless color combinations.
CCM Extreme Flex Pro II Glove

New for 2015, the CCM EFlex Pro II glove is built off the overwhelming popularity of the original Extreme Flex Pro glove. This year CCM incorporated D3O Technology into the palm of the glove. The D3O foam offers greater protection and superior shock absorption without the additional bulk typically found with beefed up palm protection. We got to sample this technology up in Montreal last fall and were amazed at how strong and protective this material is! At one point, we had a half-inch layer of D30 draped over our hands and we were hitting it with a hammer – and felt nothing!

Also new for 2015, the one piece cuff/thumb protector features and injected resin providing greater protection and durability. The backhand of the glove has been slightly modified for increased comfort and feel.

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CCM EFlex Pro 2 Glove

Unchanged for 2015, the Extreme Flex Pro II glove features the popular 600 break (mid-hand closure), single straight T, Suregrip finger stalls, and raised foam finger guard.

The highlights above can be found on the stock CCM Extreme Flex Pro II glove. As always, the glove can be customized with various break angle, cuff/thumb, palm thickness, and pocket configurations. It is also important to note the Extreme Flex Pro II glove graphic features nearly 20 color zones allowing for endless color combinations.


CCM Extreme Flex Pro II Blocker

New for 2015, the CCM EFlex Pro II blocker is built off the success of the original Extreme Flex Pro blocker. Adhering to the age-old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” CCM did not stray too far from the original design. The one notable change includes the additional of D3O Technology in the blocker palm. The addition of the D3O reduces vibration offering superior shock absorption without sacrificing the soft and flexible feel synonymous with CCM’s Suregrip palm.

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CCM EFlex2 Pro Blocker

Unchanged for 2015, the Extreme Flex Pro II features a bindingless design for a maximum blocking surface, center palm position allowing for optimal balance, and adjustable cuff offering greater stick control.

The highlights above can be found on the stock CCM Extreme Flex Pro II blocker. As always, the blocker can be customized with various palm position and palm material configurations. It is also important to note the Extreme Flex Pro II blocker graphic features nearly 20 color zones allowing for endless color combinations.

The CCM Extreme Flex Pro II leg pads, glove and blocker will be available at all Pure Goalie locations and PureGoalie.com April 10th, 2015.


3 Types of Goalie Personalities

3 Hockey Goalie Personalities

The Grizzly Bear is willing to protect his turf at all costs…

The goalie is the unsung hero of the hockey world. Other teammates travel to and fro across the ice, valiantly piercing enemy territory to score goals and likewise defending their home turf from intruders. Fans more openly and loudly cheer for them, as they carry most of the action.

All of the pressure, however, lies on the goalie. Whatever his team’s defense or the opposing team’s offense does, if the puck gets near the net, the goalie has to block it. And while fans always remember a goal that slips by; they don’t always remember a successful one. Goalies, through nature of the game, tend to boast unique personalities with play strategies to match. Check out our list of three personalities and imagine which one your favorite goalie has.

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Goalie: The Most Challenging Position in Sports

Goaltenders are almost always in the spotlight, which can be daunting.

Goaltenders are almost always in the spotlight. It can be daunting at times.

Growing up there was nothing I loved more than being part of a team. Whether I was on the soccer field with my friends or shooting hoops in high school basketball, the camaraderie was always there to buoy me up. In these sports it took a concentrated effort by your whole team to get a win. If you slipped up and missed a shot then your buddy was there to rebound the ball. In hockey the camaraderie is the same but there is one position that faces far more scrutiny than anybody else: the goalie. Even more than being an NFL quarterback, being a professional hockey goalie has the toughest job in all major sports. Let’s look at a few reasons why and what intrepid goalies can do in order to improve.

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3 Best Hockey Books to Inspire Your Goalie Game

Great Goalie Books Hockey

Which Goalie Book Is Your Favorite? “Without Fear” is one of ours.

3 Best Hockey Books to Inspire Your Goalie Game

Much is made of the physical aspect of ice hockey, but anyone who has played the game knows about the mental side as well. As a goalie, you have to be a human wall that stops the puck, but you also have to be mentally tough. Star goalies such as Hendrik Lundqvist and Martin Brodeur have had storied careers due to their solid foundation of dominant play and smart attitude in the net. Perfect for goalies young and old, these books will give insight to how some of the NHL greats maintained their success.

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3 Reasons You Didn’t Have Your Mental Game In Net

Mental Game of Goaltending

Gotta Get This Guy Under Control and Treat It Right To Maintain Focus In Net

3 Reasons You Didn’t Have Your Mental Game In Net

Hockey is brutal. Anyone involved knows this; players and fans alike see the obvious, physical toll and challenges that occur during every game on the ice. To prepare for such bodily duress, players wear enduring equipment to protect from injuries: a helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, shin guards, and much more. An injury could take a player out of the game or, worse, out of the season.

The physical risks are obvious, but what about how mental health affects the game?

Every player on the team faces enormous pressure, but no one more than the goalie. Management of that pressure, alongside other mental health concerns, is paramount to keeping a level head. Maintaining one’s mental game is vital to success in the physical game. Check out these three reasons why your mental health may affect your performance.

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