The CCM Premier R1.5 blocker is designed to offer great value for recreational and young goalies, with the protection necessary for their competition. The R1.5 blocker comes stock with a bindingless edge to maximize the blocker board size, as well as increase its durability. A fully extended HD foam sidewall covers the six-hole at a goalie's hip and protects the hand. In combination with the 7-piece HD foam finger protection, any goalie can feel comfortable making any save. Also, the palm is made with emboss synthetic so the goalie won't lose grip of their stick.
|External Material||1.2mm PU Leather, 400D Nylon|
|Palm Material||Emboss Synthetic|
|Side Hand Protection||1mm Poly, 1" PE Foam|
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.