New for 2022 is Warrior’s next instalment in the Ritual series. The M2 E+ is a performance goal stick equipped with much of the same tech as the top-of-the-line M2 Pro+, including SlideGrip Technology, a HiFused construction, and an Impact Fibre layer. This version of the Ritual M2 uses Warrior’s Minimus Carbon UD material, same as the highest-end stick on the player side.

Shaft Construction
The shaft continues to include an Impact Fibre layer to increase durability. The use of a HiFused construction gives the stick its ultra-lightweight feel and balance. The stick features Minimus Carbon UD, originally used in the Alpha LX Pro stick on the player side. Unidirectional carbon fibre is a highly efficient way to reduce weight and make an item more durable, hence its use in this particular series of goalie sticks.

Paddle Construction
The R/M2 E+ paddle has an innovative, geometric design to enhance the energy load from the paddle through to the low kick point of the stick. The beauty of the Ritual M-series is in its incredible balance and playability, and the M2 E+ has taken that legacy to the next level with its integration of Minimus Carbon UD material into the previous M1’s build. This improved carbon fibre material works with the geometry to enhance energy loading into the low kick point, giving you better control on shots and passes.

Blade Construction/Stiffness
Just as it does in the Alpha LX, the Minimus Carbon UD in the R/M2 E+ strengthens the blade and optimises its performance, not just in control, saves, and rebounds, but also in shooting and passes. The Minimus Carbon UD and the HiFused construction work together to produce a more balanced stick.

While some colours have been adjusted in the Warrior R/M2 E+, the matte finish remains. Notably, around the SlideGrip, the signature teal, green, and yellow hash pattern graphic has been extended upwards in spikes along the shaft. The pattern has also become more gradual down toward the paddle, with some silver colouration. “R/M2 E+” and “Warrior” have been printed along both the shaft and the paddle in silver.

The stick features SureGrip technology at the top of the paddle for better hold and control with the stick. It is textured on the E+, improving feel and quickening grip transition as needed.

Blade Patterns, Paddle Lengths, Stick Lengths, Weight, Level of Play
The Warrior Ritual M2 E+ Senior Goalie Stick is ideal for competitive goalies and comes in paddle lengths 25”, 26”, and 27.5”. Warrior broadened the blade pattern selection for the Ritual M2 series: in addition to Mid (Quick, W32) and Twist (Bishop, W33) patterns seen before with the M1, the M2 also comes in the Wedge (Mrazek, W34) pattern.