Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – April 2nd

13 goals in big games on Saturday for our Warrior PROs!

Wayne Simmonds gets #27 on the deflection in front! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.20.41 AM.png

Wayne Simmonds gets his second of the game and 28th of the year as he slams in the rebound! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.22.53 AM.png

Patrick Eaves puts in his 11th of the year off the rebound. Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.25.22 AM.png

Kyle Quincey unleashes a rocket for his third of the season! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.29.00 AM.png

Adam Henrique gets his 28th of the season as he snaps one glove side. Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.31.06 AM.png

Brendan Gallagher is able to put in his 18th of the year off the bouncing puck. Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.33.33 AM

David Desharnais with the smooth finish off the rush for his 11th of the year! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.35.43 AM.png

Ryan O’Reilly picks up the rebound and deposits his 19th of the season. Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.38.09 AM.png

Ryan O’Reilly gets his second of the game on the ridiculous angle off the rush and scores #20! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.40.32 AM.png

Brandon Saad with the steal and break for his 26th of the season! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.42.28 AM.png

Brandon Saad rips the one-timer top shelf for his second of the game and 27th on the year! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.44.42 AM.png

Brandon Saad drives the net and finishes the hat trick for his 28th of the year! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.47.02 AM.png

Shane Doan deflects the shot from the boards past the net minder for his 27th of the year! Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 9.49.46 AM.png

Have a great Sunday!

Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – April 1st

April 1st…no jokes. Just goals.

Mikael Granlund fires from the dot and goes post and in for his 12th! Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 9.36.25 AM.png

Blake Wheeler floats the backhander through traffic for his 21st! Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 9.45.51 AM.png

Dustin Byfuglien steps out of the box and joins the rush to fire home his 18th! Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 9.48.28 AM.png

Blake Wheeler scores #22 on the rebound off the Buff wrap around! Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 9.53.22 AM.png

TJ Oshie also scored an ENG for his 25th of the year.

Five goals in only five games on a Friday night, nice work.

In-Depth Look at the Warrior Covert QRL Gloves

by the Warrior Protective Research and Development Team

Completely redesigned for 2016, the Warrior Covert QRL gloves bring innovation and performance, setting new marks in mobility, protection, and fit. This blog post will help guide you through the various design elements that helped maximize protection, lightweight and, most notably, flexibility.

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Full 360o Mobility and Protection

The QRL gloves are designed for total freedom of movement with maximum protection, a problem we addressed, particularly, in the wrist. While competitors have simulated wrist mobility by reducing the size and length of the cuff protection, the engineering of the AxyFlex cuff allows mobility and protection to be treated independently.

The AxyFlex system works in 3 parts: The ring attachment, the cuff-roll, and the sliding flex-plate. The breathable ring attachment permits the cuff to float independently from the body of the glove, while the geometry and elastic attachments of the cuff-roll allow it to move with the wrist and slide up over the flex-plate, which reduces friction with the glove body.

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With greater mobility, the protection is not locked in and floats with the hand, and is therefore an asset rather than a liability. This allows the protection to be augmented and maximized instead of sacrificed for mobility.

This is a feature that was only possible with the working and prototyping space available to our R&D team. This allowed us to continuously refine and tune patterns and prototypes in-house. Patterns and parts were shaved by millimeters to carefully control the movement of the cuff, achieving the optimal balance of mobility and structure.

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Serious Protection

Elite protection is carried throughout the rest of the glove with our Phantom Foam protection system. This formula of foams and plastics were selected after testing a large amount of different foam combinations in our Montreal test lab. We also tested all major hockey glove competitors.

With the final foam package, the QRL gloves weighs 300g per glove, the lightest weight when compared to equivalent competitor gloves. All while performing 20% better in impact absorption on average compared to the competition based on the average of low, mid, and high-energy impacts.

Clear Warrior Style

The QRL glove updates Warrior’s iconic X-shaped graphic and adds many graphic discovery features. The rich, new material mix was developed with fabric stretch and weight as primary selection factors.

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We also paid special attention to the internal components. An all-new stretch-base and backhand design gives even more comfort and flexibility to the hand, paired with new gussets and palms. The QRL gloves feature an improved Smartpalm+ construction, which removes the seam along the pinky protection, giving the player zero gap between the palm and the stick. The glove also includes the AxyFlex thumb, and Wartech FnC liner powered by Polygiene throughout the glove keeping your hands cool, dry, and odor free.

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The full line of QRL gloves will be available in stores April 15, 2016. For an independent review and early impressions of the QRLs, check out this review posted previously by our special equipment blog contributor Doug Sears, Jr.