Along the boards
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08-22-2010, 04:05 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Usually if you go to a hockey school for people that know how to skate, they spend some time instructing people on how to play along the boards.
It depends on the situation, really. Sometimes you'll want to press up against the boards and pin the puck with your skates... other times you'll want to put your stick horizontally against the boards and stick your butt out to create distance while playing the puck. Other times still you may want to tie up his stick.
I remember for about 1/2 an hour during one class we partnered up in threes. One player would skate into the puck and initiate boardplay. The second player had to try and dig the puck out or at least prevent the pass to the third player.
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