The CCM Premier 2 blocker embodies the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." For this year CCM has only tweaked the weight and balance by redesigning the inside thumb protector.
The Premier blocker has consistently been a preferred option for goalies of all levels because of how balanced and comfortable it is. This season, the Premier ll blocker comes stock with a bindingless edge design to maximize the blocker board size, as well as increase its durability. By adding Speedskin to the design of the blocker, CCM has also lightened the design by a small margin.
The sidewall of the blocker is constructed with HD foam and reinforced with an air pillow to dissipate impacts, creating a solid blocking surface that will protect the goalie while making any save. Finger protection comes fully loaded, with large HD foam finger covers and shock absorbing D3O Technology in the index finger. Also, the Premier ll blocker comes stock with a Suregrip Nash/ventilated mesh palm for grip and breathability.
|External Material||Speed Skin, 420D High Abrasion Nylon|
|Palm Material||Suregrip w/ D30|
|Side Hand Protection||Heat Laminated Dual Density Foam with PE|
Goalie Blockers Sizing
More times than not, blockers are often overlooked compared to other pieces of gear where fit is concerned. Perhaps this is a result of the limited sizes available compared to other pieces of equipment: youth, junior, intermediate and senior. The first step to finding the correct blocker is to approximate your size by following the estimated age range and “heel-of-palm-to-tip-of-middle-finger” measurement:
- Youth (age 5 – 8): 4.5” – 5.75” / 119 – 143 mm
- Junior (age 8 – 11): 6.35” – 5.75” / 144 – 160 mm
- Intermediate (age 11 – 13): 6.35” – 7” / 161 – 178 mm
- Senior (age 14 and up): 7” – 8.5”* / 179 – 216 mm
Once a size has been approximated it is important to ensure that the fingers tips lie close to the seam at the fingertips or within 0.5” if the goaltender is growing. This is important to ensure that the goalie can maintain control of the stick while making saves in addition to being able to maneuver the blocker when playing the puck.
Another thing to look for is that the wrist strap goes directly across the wrist bone and has little to no interference with the chest/arm. The wearer should be able to swivel their wrist to accommodate a range of save selections without any restrictions from the chest protector.