The CCM Premier P2.5 Senior Goalie Catch Glove is a mid-level glove. Recommended 1 to 3 uses per week.
CCM Premier P2.5 Senior Goalie Catch Glove
For 2018, CCM has decided to add some new features to the ultra popular Premier goalie catch glove. Starting with the traditional features, the CCM Premier P2.5 glove keeps its traditional 60 degree break. This break goes back the mid 2000’s starting with Koho 590 model, then transitioning to the RBK Premiers, then on to the Reebok Premiers and now into the CCM Premiers. This P2.5 still uses the one piece cuff that has been used for the past four generations of Premier gloves. The one piece cuff maximizes the surface area of the glove and is perfect for the blocking style or butterfly style goalie. As for the changes to the new Premier P2.5 glove, the most obvious and visual is the change to a double t pocket with a u shape design at the base. The double t pocket creates a softer feel then the traditional singe t pocket of the previous generations. The u shape base of the double t allows the glove to break in much easier then in the past. The inside of the new Premier glove is almost identical as the past generations with one exception. CCM added a Velcro strap across the back of the hand that allows the glove to be worn tighter then in the past. The CCM Premier P2.5 comes standard with a game ready palm construction.
There are a lot of questions about the differences in the Premier P2.9 glove and the Premier P2.5 Glove. Both use the same design patterns but the materials are different. The quality of the materials is higher on the P2.9 which allows it to take more abuse. The P2.9 glove is recommended for 3 to 5 uses per week compared to the P2.5 glove which is recommended for 1 to 3 uses per week. Depending on how much or how little you play, that would the main deciding factor when deciding between the two gloves.
CCM Premier P2.5 Goalie Catch Glove Features:
- Cuff/Thumb – One-piece to maximize coverage
- Break angle – 590 – closer to the thumb’s break angle.
- Palm Stiffness – Game-ready fit with an easy break-in process.
- Hand Adjustment – Webbing strap through the cuff for a quick easy adjustment.
- Pocket – Double straight-tee to help track the puck with ease.
- Finger guard – Low density finger padding for increased protection.
- Cuff/Thumb composition – Injection molded PE foam for enhanced impact absorption.
- Finger stalls – Nash material for a quick release.
CCM E-Flex Glove Vs. CCM Premier Glove
CCM has two lines of goalie gear, the E-Flex II and the Premier series. Each line is made for a particular style goalie. The E-Flex line is built for the hybrid style goalie who prefers to use many different save techniques and also likes to have more mobility while playing. The E-Flex glove is built with a deep thumb angle which helps direct the puck into the pocket. This glove also uses a 600 break angle which is a break that comes straight through the middle of the hand. The CCM Premier series is built for the coverage style goalie who plays big and likes to use the butterfly technique as their preferred save technique. This goalie is always trying to maximize space and size and their goalie gear. The Premier goalie glove has a shallow thumb angle which creates more surface area. The Premier glove also uses a 590 break angle which is a break that is closer to the goalies fingers. Both gloves use a one piece cuff construction and both gloves use the same materials. Depending on your style and needs will determine which CCM goalie glove is right for you.