New for 2017 is the Extreme Flex E3.5 Junior Goal Pads from CCM. Starting with the outer flex, the pads feature a single break in order to maximize flexibility. The inner flex is a pre-curved single break core which helps the goalie close the 5-hole (this is never a bad thing!). The boot flex is 90 degree with torsional flex, helping with the power push. Looking at the boot channel, it is deep and ultra soft, allowing for freedom of movement throughout the many in-game movements.
The leg channel / calf strap option is a tight fit 1 calf strap, which is lightweight and has a closer feel to the leg for better control. The knee strap system itself is single adjustable or below knee (Senior only), or below knee fixed single (Junior and Youth only) - offering a customized fit for the goalie. The knee cradle is a recessed foam with removable knee cradle wrap (Senior only), or a soft foam no outer knee wrap (Junior and Youth only) - both help close the 5-hole.
Three last features to close out the Extreme Flex E3.5 Junior Goal Pads include:
A new lightweight / thin molded foam core, offering the greatest weight balance for quicker transition into the butterfly
A PE foam knee raiser, helping seal the pad to the ice
A legal thigh protector, helping protect the top of the knee