Can we get as good as these kids? Lots of ideas for improving your creativity…
Here’s a great video showing a couple of examples of how to create misdirection and deception with your eyes.
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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.
Here’s a great breakdown on how to learn and use the Mitch Marner 1-on-1 move.
Great video here on changing your shooting angle and why it is so important.
Auston Matthews may be one of the best in the league at changing the angle before he shoots. Just look at this snipe where he fools the defense and goalie in one motion.
Pavel Datysuk is the master at taking the puck away from opponents.
He uses three primary methods.
- 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.
- The Blindspot Takeaway. Watch how he gets in the blind spots of his victim and then waits for the moment.
- 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?
Here’s a great example of how defencemen should look to join the rush. By coming late with speed the defender completely misses him.
Beauty goal for the OT winner by my nephew, Ben Chiarot!
Does your skating look like this?