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06-17-2009, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by madmutter View Post
So I am fairly new rec league player and have been playing in a 3 on 3 summer league and working on my skating at open skates and an adult powerskating class. The good part of this is that I've had 5 breakaways in the last 2 games. The bad part is I'm 0 for 5 on breakaways. I need help.
Well what are you trying to do? My advice is to just shoot the puck.

I only have a couple of moves:

1) skate in fast and shoot for the hole
2) hesitate on the shot and go backhand
3) try the forsberg move
4) drive wide and take a shot to the far side

Keep your head up while skating in and look for the hole. If you don't see a hole try to make the goalie move to create a hole.

General rule of thumb: if the goalie is far out of his net go for a deke... if he's deep in his net go for a shot.

Granted I'm not a breakaway king by any stretch of the imagination. I find that I do much better when I have to beat a defender and find myself with less space to make the move/take the shot. The worst thing you can do on a breakaway is try to overthink it.

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