The True XC9 Youth Hockey Glove offers generous protection that is perfect for any young, brand new hockey player. Built with thick, lightweight foam throughout the fingers, backhand, and finger block, the XC9 guards the hands against stick contact and incidental collisions. The thumb has a one-piece molded plastic with standard foam on top for extra protection. This prevents the thumb from hyperextending when the player takes a fall onto the ice. Stretch finger gussets allow the hands to easily grab onto and grip the hockey stick with a palm designed to feel great and last long. Lastly, MicroBan has been used inside the liner to combat odor-causing bacteria, leaving the XC9 fresh for a lot longer.