In this article, we are going to take at some of the best new goalie equipment Canada has to offer in 2020.
Finding the right goalie equipment is essential to successfully playing this important position. Your gear will last for years, so you'll want it to be high quality and comfortable.
The experts at Sports Zone can help get you outfitted with the best goalie equipment in Canada - browse our goalie section to get started.
Now, let's dig in and look at the latest and greatest goalie equipment available in 2020.
Goalie Equipment Canada - 2020's Latest and Greatest Products
Goalie Equipment Canada: Best new pads
These pads have explored new graphic designs while providing improved agility and ice sealing capability
The material on the outside of the pad is CCM’s high quality “SpeedSkin” synthetic material that creates new boundaries for styling and function without sacrificing durability.
Designed to be the best performing goalie pad material on the market, “SpeedSkin” provides the smooth and quick sliding ability a goalie needs to get across the crease.
In terms of pad construction, the CCM Extreme Flex E4.9 pads feature all-new DuaLiteCore Technology to maximizes your maneuverability.
Here's a look at the full list of features of one of the current top pieces of goalie equipment Canada has to offer:
OUTER FLEX: Single Break for Maximum flexibility.
INNER FLEX: Pre-curved Single Break Core. Closes the 5 hole.
BOOT FLEX: 90 degree with Torsional Flex. Offers flexibility for Power Pushes.
BOOT CHANNEL: Deep Ultra Soft. Freedom of movement.
LEG CHANNEL/CALF-STRAP OPTION: Tight fit no calf strap. Lightweight set up with QMSS at calf for quick response.
KNEE STRAP SYSTEM: No Strap – 2’’ Elastic Knee for a customized fit.
KNEE CRADLE: Recessed foam with removable knee cradle wrap. Deeper knee cradle help closing the 5 hole.
CORE DUAL1TECORE TECH: Lightweight goal pad featuring dual flex profile design for quicker transition into butterfly.
KNEE RAISER: 3D Grip / PE foam. Seals pad to the ice.
These pads come with a single outside break and a pre-curved single inside break core to better allow you to close the 5 hole.
Goalie Equipment Canada: Must-have mask
The NME 10 goalie mask is Bauer's most innovative mask to date. The materials used both in the shell and in the liner are the most advanced that Bauer has ever put into a helmet.
This cage weighs 50% less than traditional stainless steel cages, but it is also twice as strong
The shell of this mask is built with a fibreglass base, and it also features a carbon outer layer. This Innegra fibre, which Bauer currently uses in their high-end goalie sticks, acts to hold the carbon and fibreglass fibres together to prevent chipping. It also serves as an excellent vibration dampener.
Additionally, the shell also features some vibration dampening tape (the same that's also used in airplanes) to further dampen impact vibrations and protect your head as skaters crash the net.
Goalie Equipment Canada: Block and trap like a pro
Let's start with the blocker.
CCM has manufactured a large, balanced blocker designed for redirecting pucks into corners with ease
Here are some key features you need to be aware of:
- Front Face: Bindingless
- Palm Position: Center Palm Position
- Palm: Nash offers a more comfortable handle and helps soften up the feel of holding a stick
- Palm Guard: Reinforced Hand
- Palm Gussett: Ventilated Mesh
- Lock Thumb Protector: Moulded Thumb
- Finger Protectors: HD Foam Wrap with added D30 Protection
- Blocking Board: Heat Laminated Dual Density Foam with PE Board
- Cuff: Segmented & Adjustable Cuff
In short, the CCM Extreme Flex 4 Pro Senior features high-quality construction and high-grade materials in both the outer materials and interior core.
In late 2019, CCM developed their newest adaptation in the Extreme Flex franchise: the all-new CCM Extreme Flex 4.9 Senior Goalie glove is meticulously engineered and handcrafted for a game-ready feel!
CCM uses their proprietary “SpeedSkin” synthetic stamped material which creates a new level for style and function
Important features include:
- Cuff / Thumb: One piece
- Break Angle: 600 - This popular glove is perfect for those goalies that hold their glove towards the side rather than upright like Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.
- Palm Stiffness: Game Ready Fit
- Wrist Strap: Webbing Strap
- Pocket: Double Straight Tee for maximum puck retention.
- Finger Guard: Raised Foam Finger Padding
- Cuff / Thumb Protection: Injection Moulded PE and PE Foam
- Inner Palm: 1/4" Felt / Foam
- Finger Stalls: Nash
The products mentioned above are examples of the best and latest goalie equipment in Canada. Spring is typically when CCM and Bauer release their new models, and until then, these products are typically kept pretty close to the chest protector.
Visit Sports Zone For The Best Goalie Equipment, Canada!
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"Great service bought a goalie full set pads blocker and trappeur globe online from Québec and they took the time to call me because the trapper I chose didn’t fit the rest they wanted to check with me if I wanted the glove that fits the pad now I couldn’t be happier with my new gear. Will definitely buy again from them."
- Christoper Paradis