The CCM Premier P2.9 Senior Goalie Catch Glove is a high mid-level glove. Recommended 3 to 5 uses per week.
CCM Premier P2.9 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 2.9 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 P2.9 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 P2.9 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 P2.9 comes standard with a game ready palm construction.
CCM Premier P2.9 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 – Raised foam finger padding for added protection.
- Cuff/Thumb composition – Injection molded PE foam for impact absorption.
- Finger stalls – Nash material for a quick release.
- Regular = Glove goes on left hand
- Full Right = Glove goes on right hand
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.
Senior Level Gloves Vs. Pro Level Gloves
Catch gloves are the one items that we generally recommend spending a little more money on (out of pads, blockers & gloves). The main differences you will see in a senior catch glove vs. a pro catch glove are the synthetic leathers and more importantly the felt used to protect the hand. It is the felt that makes a glove protective and function properly. If the felt does not crease properly, the glove will not open and close properly. If the felt is too thin, the goalie will feel stingers in the palm. In the past mid-level gloves were pretty bad with felt issues. However in the past two to three years, the high mid-level gloves are being made much, much better. The lower mid-level gloves still can have stinger issues, so if you are concerned at all with stingers – we recommend going with a higher mid-level glove or a pro level glove. The pro level gloves are built with pro felt which enables proper closure angle and creasing for break in. They also come in different padding options – games ready (most common) and practice palm. A practice palm is essentially so stiff that you cannot open or close the glove however the felt is so thick that you will probably never get a stinger. Most high level goalies only use a practice palm in practice situations just to prevent injury. For games they generally use a game ready palm.