2 checking skills
CHECKING MECHANICS"© !!!
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
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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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
- Hip Checks
- Stick Lift/Shoulder Check
- Roller Check
- Back Checking
- Clearing in Front of the Net
- Taking a Check
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