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DefenceTip: Covering in Front of the Net

April 10, 2011 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Hockey Defence Tip Protecting the area if front of the net is crucial when you’re playing defense. ... Continue Reading

Hockey Defensive Positioning

December 23, 2010 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Hockey Defensive PositioningAlways Cover the Front of the Net When playing hockey in the defensive zone, the key to positioning is communication with your defense partner: Talk to each other. ... Continue Reading

Hockey Defensive Positioning

December 23, 2010 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Hockey Defensive PositioningAlways Cover the Front of the Net When playing hockey in the defensive zone, the key to positioning is communication with your defense partner: Talk to each other. ... Continue Reading

Hockey Defense Drills

December 14, 2010 Defense, Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Hockey Defense DrillsHelper Drill Here's a great drill from Sportvideos.com that encourages defensemen to scan the ice before they receive the puck when regrouping in the neutral zone. ... Continue Reading

Hockey Defense Drills

December 14, 2010 Defense, Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Hockey Defense DrillsHelper Drill Here's a great drill from Sportvideos.com that encourages defensemen to scan the ice before they receive the puck when regrouping in the neutral zone. ... Continue Reading

Hip Checks

November 20, 2010 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
How to throw a Hip Check You don't see hip checks in the NHL much now a days. Players and coaches have realized that most of the time a hip check is a low risk-reward play. The risk of either taking yourself out of the play if you miss the opposing player simply isn't worth the reward of the solid hit. More often than not, both players are taken out of the play. ... Continue Reading

Hip Checks

November 20, 2010 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
How to throw a Hip Check You don't see hip checks in the NHL much now a days. Players and coaches have realized that most of the time a hip check is a low risk-reward play. The risk of either taking yourself out of the play if you miss the opposing player simply isn't worth the reward of the solid hit. More often than not, both players are taken out of the play. ... Continue Reading

Passing Drills for Defense

November 20, 2010 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Passing Drills for Defensemen Here's a great series of passing drills that will benefit all players, but in particular defensemen. ... Continue Reading

Passing Drills for Defense

November 20, 2010 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Passing Drills for Defensemen Here's a great series of passing drills that will benefit all players, but in particular defensemen. ... Continue Reading

Defense: Control The Gap

November 13, 2010 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
How to Control the GapGap control is one of the trickier decisions you will have to make when playing defense. The 'Gap' refers to the amount of space between you and an opposing player entering your defensive zone with the puck - usually a one-on-one. ... Continue Reading
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