Like any good pair of gloves, these three models of CCM hockey gloves perform two important functions: to protect the hands from injury and to allow enough comfort and freedom of movement for the player to work magic with their hockey stick. Slashes,
whether intended or accidental, are clearly the biggest threat to your hands when you’re on the ice, but impacts from the puck, the boards, and other players are potentially painful or worse. The video of Ottawa’s Marc Methot cradling
his bloody finger—caused by a slash from Sidney Crosby in the 2017 NHL playoffs—went viral, highlighting the value of hand protection.
But too much bulky padding means that you can’t stick-handle, pass, or shoot with maximum finesse. You need to be able to feel the stick with a certain amount of sensitivity, and your range of motion should be restricted as little as possible.
The best hockey gloves strike a good balance, offering both effective padding and the ability to dangle at will. These three models from CCM deliver a range of options to match your skill level and your wallet.
CCM Super Tacks Gloves ($199.99)
These top-of-the line hockey gloves from CCM feature high-tech materials and design to offer great protection along with exceptional comfort and maneuverability. The padding is built around pro-level D30 smart foam—which offers the best
impact absorption and dispersal available—layered with high-grade PE foam and plastic inserts. The result is excellent coverage and protection.
The gloves’ palm, made from NHL ivory Clarino material, extends farther down the base of the player’s palm than most other gloves, reducing discomfort and maintaining feel when the wrists are rolled inward. The two-piece flexible thumb
and three-piece index and middle fingers provide increased mobility for better grip and touch.
The liner is made of premium microfiber, which is extremely soft and wicks away moisture from the skin. A Polygiene additive in the microfiber stops odor-causing bacteria from forming, so the gloves stay fresh longer. The CCM Super Tacks hockey
gloves offer full-coverage protection, extreme comfort and durability, and great feel.
CCM Super Tacks Gloves
CCM 4R Lite Gloves ($79.99)
A custom glove available only at Pure Hockey and adapted from the CCM 4R Pro, the 4R Lite hockey glove provides an array of features that add up to cool style and great protection. The lightweight pro-quality mesh is durable enough to withstand
a long season, and the player’s hands are protected by PE foam and PE inserts in the fingers, backhand, and cuff. There’s even some additional foam alongside the pinky finger.
The palm is made from a reinforced, beige, soft Nash, which offers great feel without sacrificing durability. The styling of the glove is rife with classy touches, including embroidered logos and a black brushed nylon cuff lining. The 4R Lite
custom hockey glove offers everything a regular player needs in a stylish package.
CCM 4R Lite Gloves
CCM Tacks 3092 Gloves ($59.99)
Players new to the sport, or those who enjoy a low-key game, should check out the CCM Tacks 3092 hockey gloves, which provide good protection and performance at a reasonable price. Lightweight and comfortable, the Tacks 3092s feature PE foam on
the backhand and fingers to absorb impacts, and dual-density foams in the cuff, cuff roll, and thumbs areas offer full coverage. A comfortable yet durable dual-layer Nash palm is unusual for gloves at this price, and a two-piece thumb allows
better mobility and grip. The CCM Tacks 3092 offers plenty of bang for the buck.
A great pair of gloves—comfortable, well-fitting, and fully padded—can help a hockey player feel confident and play the game at the highest level. These three choices from CCM allow any player, from novice to pro, to get just the right
gloves to match their skills, experience, and level of play.
CCM Tacks 3092 Gloves