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Shop Talk: Looking at top products for those on your shopping lists


The holidays are here, and with a wide variety of products crowding the shelves, here are the 2019 Behind The Mask Top Picks for the hockey player or coach in your life.


CCM Ribcor Trigger 4 Pro Stick

The game keeps getting faster, which is why more and more players are moving to Ribcor sticks for the ultimate quick-release shot. The Trigger4 Pro has an optimized low-kick point designed to maximize loading and quick release, and a new advanced ergonomic construction designed in the CCM Performance Lab in collaboration with the best hockey players in the world. Available in Intermediate and Senior flexes and patterns.

CCM Snipers Edge Training Tiles

Improve your skills with CCM Sniper’s Edge Slick Tiles Dryland Flooring Tiles by shooting, stickhandling and passing in your very own home hockey training area. Perfect for hockey players who want to take their game to the next level, Slick Tiles Hockey Floor Tiles allow you to have a dryland training area almost anywhere. Perfect for use with training balls/pucks, stickhandling tools, and shooting tarps. This flooring tile won’t damage the bottom of your blade either!

True Dynamic 9 Helmet

The newest on the market featuring MIPS technology. The MIPS Brain Protection System is a low-friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impact to the head, offering unmatched protection. The one-piece polypropylene (EPP) shell construction makes the Dynamic 9 Pro helmet the lightest weight in its class. Custom fit comes standard in all Dynamic 9 Pro helmets, while the interchangeable side and rear occipital fitpads are available in three thicknesses, providing 360-degree adjustability and a personalized fit.

CCM Tacks Protective

For a second year in a row, the top-selling CCM Tacks protective line of shin, shoulder and elbow pads make the top pick for 2019. Designed to give elite players the protection, customizability and comfort needed to perform at the highest levels. Combining JDP technology, D3O smart material and several adjustment options to give you the best protection and off-the-wall customization on the market.

Bauer Vapor 2X Skates

The Vapor 2X Skate is built with our new Accelflex Elite Performance System, which offers additional flex, performance and high-end value. The asymmetrical toe cap was assembled using the profile of 25,000 player scans and it is optimized to enhance your push-off on every stride. The 48-ounce recoil felt tongue offers optimal flexibility, comfort and protection. Aerofoam+ assists with thermoformability and an improved fit. The asymmetrical quarter construction provides increased medial support to enhance agility and quickness. Comfort Edge padding delivers premium comfort and high-end value along with a 3D-lasted CURV composite boot, which gives elite level ankle/heel support.

CCM Ribcor 80K Skates

For the best out-of-the-box fit and comfort, look for the CCM Ribcor 80K Skates. The new Ribcor 80K skates were designed for the most creative players on the ice. With Flexframe technology and new ADPT Memory Foam delivering superior stability, flexibility and comfort, players can take control of the game, master their edges and keep their opponents guessing what they will do next. With the new quick-release SpeedBlade XS Holder, not even a blade change can slow them down. This skate comes highly recommended for the coach or player looking for the most comfort on the ice without sacrificing performance.

To find out more about these amazing products and more, visit any of our three locations and speak with one of our Certified Fit Experts today!

Randy Exelby is the owner of Behind The Mask Hockey Shops.

(Dec. 19, 2019)

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