Retro Images of the Week: Hockey Goalie Gloves
Here at Retroplanet.com we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.
This is a pair of vintage ice hockey gloves for goalies. One glove is a CCM Super Pro Prolite glove called the “blocker” and the other is a CCM Super Pro 5112 called the “trapper” or “catcher”. They were made in Canada around the 1970s and are made of leather and felt. By the 1980s most goalie gloves were made of synthetic materials. This pair has never been used, so it’s in mint condition. There is a huge difference in the design of goalie gloves from the past, vs. gloves worn by goalies today. This is due to the many advances in the materials used and the fact that the game is played very differently today.