Despite the doom and gloom of a potential lockout this weekend, Monday was a pretty exciting day for goalies around the globe. Although it had been leaked a few weeks prior that CCM just might be back in the goalie pad business, it was finally confirmed today when Carey Price suddenly tweeted photos of his brand new gloves and leg pads.
Although very little is known about the specific construction and identity of these CCM pads, we were able to create a set of PadsFactory templates to match the new set. The line is called the “Extreme-Flex” series, and while we’re going off a single pair of customized pads for Price, it’s enough to give goalies a chance to create a set using your favorite colors.
Knowing that the pads are made by Reebok (owners of the CCM brand), the “Extreme-Flex” series likely provides goalies with an alternative and more flexible solution to the stiffer “pro” construction of the Premier-4 pads.
We obviously don’t want to speculate on any aspect of the pad’s construction, but it might very well be designed by Lefevre, based on the tag visible on the unbranded version we had seen several pro goalies testing, including Price.
Feel free to download the full-set template, or a template of the leg pads, the glove, or the blocker from our PadsFactory, and be sure to show off your personalized set in our Facebook group or by tweeting a pic to us at @PadsTracker!
We’re personally very excited to see CCM back in the goalie gear game. From the Gatekeepers to the Blockades, CCM was a staple in the goalie pad industry for many years, and they were adored by goalies from all over. Now it looks like we’ll have a chance to renew acquaintances with a line that was worn by goalies like Ryan Miller, Marc Denis, and many more!