Saturday, August 4, 2012

Defense Pressuring Up Finishing Check and Going Up on Rush:

Tactics:  Read the Defensive Rush


  • Keep tight gap 
  • Play aggressively, but  in control
  • Take circular approach or have good angle 
  • Force the attacker on to the boards or backhand
  • Keep eyes on the Body at all times
  • Defenders should time their check.
  • Body 1st , Stick 2nd and Puck 3rd
  • In 1 v 1 the low man usually wins the battles

  • Off Puck Players
  • Speed of offensive player
  • Stick


  • Read, Communicate, Pressure Up, Contain 

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Power Thoughts:

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.  -Steve Prefontaine

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
                                                                                       -Steve Prefontaine

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