Ancaster Girls U15AA (2020-2022)

Fun and Challenging, Competitive Hockey with Positive Elite-Level Coaching and a Focus on Player Development, on a School and Family Friendly Team

Now recruiting competitive girls born in 2007 and 2008 for the 2021-22 season.

For more information, please contact:

Stephen RaittHead Coach
Ancaster Girls U15AA (2020-22)
Ancaster Girls High Performance Director
Email: AvsCoachSteve@gmail.com
Cell: (905)741-3536

Sarah Graham – Assistant Coach/Trainer
Ryan Hymers – Assistant Coach/Skills Development
Peter McCarthy – Goaltender Coach

Coach Steve

If you are interested, please complete the Player Information Profile by clicking here.

Upon completion, I’ll send you a complete team information package.

This site is used to communicate with players and families. Individual player skills, team tactics and professional systems can be found here, as well as some stuff that is just for fun. I hope you enjoy the site.

Takeaway Skills – Pavel Datysuk

Pavel Datysuk is the master at taking the puck away from opponents.

He uses three primary methods.

  1. The Canoe Stick Lift. This is a stick lift with a flat, horizontal blade (so it doesn’t get stuck) just under the hands of his victim.
  2. The Blindspot Takeaway. Watch how he gets in the blind spots of his victim and then waits for the moment.
  3. The Stick-to-Puck Poke Check. He suddenly extends his stick, usually with one hand on his stick to extend his reach, and jabs the puck off his opponent.

Most importantly, his feet never stop moving so he can quickly accelerate away after he gets the puck.

How many examples of each can you find in the video?