I'll be starting hockey league pretty soon and where do I go if I'm a left or right wing in a faceoff circle? Like after you get offsides. Who goes where? Captains always do the faceoffs?
Nope centre takes faceoffs, if he gets thrown out of the faceoff for whatever reason then there's usually a predetermined guy to take the faceoff. Don't think this would happen often though.
As for faceoffs generally just stand at your hash mark of the faceoff dot on the left or right of your centreman depending on your position. At the faceoff there are hash marks on the side that you can straddle.....so put a foot either side of the line.
Depending on the level you'll probably just line up in the normal setup....
LW C RW
However if your team wants to use more tactics there are different ways to lineup.
In the neutral zone you generally line up as above.
In either end zone you can have a look at this for a general idea:
Blue guys are obviously defending zone and green attacking.
So you can see the defending LW is standing behind the LD on the circle.
This is so the D can take the wing from going to the net and the LW can go straight up and mark the attacking RD.
The defending RW would go around the attacking LW and mark the attacking LD.
C takes C.
Defending RD takes attacking LW.
This is one of several ways to set up on zone faceoffs so ask your captain/coach how they run faceoffs and they should be able to walk you through it.
Hope it helps.
The Wingers lineup on either side of the center and the defensemen lineup behind them.
It would be very impractical for the Captain to take every faceoff. there is only on Captain on the team usually an he can't be on the ice every faceoff.
Generally whoever the Center is on you line will take the faceoff.
The best person to ask where you should lineup and what you should do when the puck drops is your center.
Most Centers have a plan or strategy when they go into the faceoff circle to take a faceoff, if you're on the same page as the center you can really help him out.
As you get more experienced and play with the same teammates you will start to know what they are going to do and what they want you to do.
This is a good video on a defensive zone faceoff strategy that i think works well.
if everyone knows what they're doing and what their responsibilities are it is really effective.
Like others have mentioned, centers take the faceoffs typically speaking. Definitely in rec league.
The center should always have a plan. When I played center (I sometimes still do but prefer the wing) I would always let the folks know what my plan was. By and large I was gonna try to win a faceoff back to the D man on an offensive zone faceoff, or towards the net if I thought it would work. So I'd usually tell my wingers to get on the same side closest to the net so they could crash in for a rebound shortly after the faceoff.
In defensive zone I would always try to win to the least dangerous area of the ice, usually to the corner. So I made sure someone was there ready for it.
Long story short, ask the center, they've got a plan.
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