What to expect at first pick up game?
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03-29-2010, 02:45 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego
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One thing I haven't seen on here that I think is really important is to play your position to the best of your ability. It may take some time to realize where you're supposed to be on the ice, but nothing is worse than someone who is just skating around with no clue where they are supposed to be. Once you make some friends (or if you bring some with you), I'm sure they'd have no problem explaining some of the basics to you.
That being said, I would stick to playing forward, specifically as a winger if you're starting out. Any mistakes you make as a winger are a lot less noticeable than mistakes you make on defence.
I made the mistake of thinking, "well, i don't really know where to be in the o zone, so i'll play d. I might as well have a hospital bed with them amount of times I was burnt by a better player. Though, I did make some nice poke checks or quick skate stops after a while.
I suggest playing everything and figure it out as you go.
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