Brian’s Pad of the Week: Chicago Wolves Goalie Matt Climie
with some help from Canucks’ prospect Eddie Lack), the Chicago Wolves were nearby with two goaltenders wearing the product.It was fitting that on the weekend InGoal announced the winner of our Brian’s G-NETik contest (
In addition to Lack, whose new custom gear with Wolves graphics was featured in Pads of the Week in early October, the Chicago tandem features Matt Climie, a former Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes stopper who is also wearing Brian’s G-NETik line this season.
Climie, however, has a couple of unique twists to his set.
While the equipment is mostly stock, Climie does have his own custom graphic on both his 36+2 pads and his blocker and glove.Climie has also opted to use a combination of Brian’s Smart Strap system and traditional leather strapping, using the unique, lightweight velcro system to secure the inside of the leg channel around his calf, while also maintaining the usual leather straps around the outside of the pads. And because the new G-NETik offers both options stock – and the ability to go back and forth between the two – there is no need for Joe Public Goalie to make a custom order if they want to try a similar set up.
Climie’s G-NETik pads do differ from the stock version in terms of stiffness and break. While retail pads feature the softest set-up at all three breaks – a 3-3-3 in Brian’s speak – Climie uses a stiffer pad, without any breaks in the outer roll at or above the knee. He does, however, have an L shape built in above the knee – all options that are available on custom orders.
To find out more about Brian’s G-NETik pads, be sure to read the complete review in the latest edition of InGoal Magazine. You can also check out Total Goalie’s video reviews with Brian’s Pro Services Rep Chris Joswiak, and for those that didn’t win our contest, you’ll be happy to also know the G-NETik line is now available for purchase as well in both stock and custom options.
InGoal had a chance to catch up with Climie after practice recently, and will be sharing some drills and tips from the fifth-year pro in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy more shots of Climie and his Pads of the Week from Brian’s Custom Sports: