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"Stick Lift
When coming from behind the opponent, the defensive player uses the element of surprise to lift the opponent's stick off the ice... Getting Ready. Body - remains in "Proper Skating Position"... Performing the "Stick Lift". Hands - slide the stick under the opponent's stick near the stick's heel... quickly lifts the stick up... quickly returns to the rink surface to recover the puck from the opponent... Follow-Through. Reaction - skate away from the opponent... Variation. Stick Press - press the stick over the opponent's stick or arm using upper body to muscle and gain control of the puck from the opponent."

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"Riding an Opponent Out of the Play
Use this check when checking an offensive player along the boards... Getting Ready. Position - even with or slightly ahead of the offensive player while staying between the man and the goal... "Riding an Opponent Out of the Play". Side of Upper Body/Hips - makes contact with the player... Inside Arm - extends across the offensive players body (when possible)… Movement - cut the offensive player off riding the offensive man to the boards... Follow-Through. Action - go for the puck as the player is ridden out of the play."

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"EFFECTIVE CHECKING MECHANICS" is an 8 panel brochure packed with these important and well-defined checking mechanics ..

  • Proper Hockey Grip
  • Covering the Opponent
    • Opponent with the Puck
    • Proper Skating Position
  • Skating Phases
  • Fore Checking
  • Stick Checking
    • Poke Check
    • Stick Lift
    • Sweep Check
    • Hook Check
  • Body Checking
    • Shoulder Check
    • Riding the Opponent Out of the Play
    • Pinning
    • Hip Checks
    • Stick Lift/Shoulder Check
    • Roller Check
    • Back Checking
    • Clearing in Front of the Net
    • Taking a Check

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