How To Play Without The Puck
And… How To Win It Back!
Good defensive stick positioning is key to slowing down the opposition and creating turnovers. We want to steer our opponents to less dangerous positions.
When you don’t have the puck, you should:
- Play with your stick in ONE HAND. This increases our reach. It is okay to switch hands back and forth with one hand on the stick.
- Keep your stick ON THE ICE.
- Get your stick INTO THE PASSING LANES. This takes away passing options.
- As you get close to an opponent, get your STICK ON THE PUCK.