#hockeyhacks Keep point shots low and create rebounds – super important for defencemen, keep those shots on net and look for rebounds. Most goals that originate from the point come from deflections and rebounds. High shots will result in the goalie either freezing it on deflecting it into a corner, with low shots that is much harder to do.
#HockeyHacks Make a great first pass out of the zone – this is where defencemen make their money. They need to create a great pass to their wingers to be able to clear the zone. Ringing the puck or throwing a sloppy pass won’t get you far, be sure to make a great tape to tape pass.
#HockeyHack Use your body to protect the puck – some of the best players in the world do this well. Just watch Sidney Crosby and you see just how he uses his body to protect that puck from other teams. With his strength, it is almost impossible to knock him off the puck – giving Sidney time to look for options or create a scoring chance.