Beer league mistakes and tips
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01-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
Stop on the puck ... every pro does it and it is so simple to do you do not have to know anything more than how to stop on your skates.
When you lose the puck STOP and go back in the direction it is going to try and get it back from the guy who took it.
I see lots of people lose a puck or make a bad pass to the other team and give up a 3 on 1 or whatever. When they do this they make a wide turn looking at the ceiling in disgust instead of STOPPING and getting back in the play.
The quickest way back to the puck is stop and go that way where it is now going.
Many time you can help out the mistake you made this way by getting in the play, picking up a man by back checking and maybe even causing a turnover and YOUR team goes down and scores.
But yeah it is called "stopping on the puck" and that is what it means. It is simple to do and will make you a better player.
Good players don't look at the ceiling and sigh and moan after they lose the puck, they go get it back. The time you waste making a big circle trailing the play and watching your puck you just gave up is a huge waste of time and space.
This also applies to scoring chances where the goalie makes a save and if you had stopped on the puck you would have been there for the reboiund instead of in the corner of the rink looking at the ceiling in disgust.
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