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07-20-2009, 12:20 PM
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Learning around the same age you are, the biggest thing you'll have to learn is positioning. Even if you've watched hockey before, unless you've been in the arena, you're not seeing where players play without the puck much. You need to know where to be to get passes and where to be to be able to pick them off, You need to know where to be in the defensive zone, and where to set up in the offensive zone. Even without being an outstanding player skill wise you can still be incredibly effective if you learn where to be.

I guess my advice is to watch the experienced guys on your team for their positioning. If possible, go to a few high level games (pro or whatever you have for developing players over there, here it would be junior or college teams), and watch whoever's playing your position. on the team.

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