Body position is important for defensive players. There is are a few fundamental concepts, as well as a few different locations on the ice to be aware of. “D-Side” If you were coached as a youth, you heard this.  It means to maintain your body position on the side of the attacking player closest to 

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This is one of a series called Hockey 101, addressing the basics of hockey positioning and systems appropriate for a beginner to intermediate player and their team. Even Strength Defensive Zone Positioning: Centers The position of the center in the defensive zone is the most difficult position and carries many different responsibilities. The responsibilities may be 

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This is one of a series called Hockey 101, addressing the basics of hockey positioning and systems appropriate for a beginner to intermediate player and their team. Offensive Zone Structure Until the 1970s, most hockey was played with more structured positions for the length of the ice.   The Soviet team taught us that this wasn’t 

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Playing a 1v1 rush is a challenge faced by every defender in every game, and by most other players as well.  Being able to control and stop and attacker in a 1v1 situation is the hallmark of a good defensive player.  There are a couple of primary things to keep in mind when playing 1v1 

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So we have a questions from Kyle Jenkinson on Facebook. He wanted to know the Do’s and Don’ts of your first hockey game. We have get nervous before hockey game,  those nerves are never as high as when you’re about to step onto the ice for your very first game. First Ice Hockey Game tip 1  – What 

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