- Your team must know what system you are using
- Man to man or Box Zone?
- All good defensive clubs keep the ice divided
- Pressure up on even situations
- Play the body - No stick checks
- See the puck and the players away from the puck
- Do not turn your back to your man
- Always block the passing lanes
- Play man-you-goal
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