In hockey, how do I roll off a body check?
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09-12-2010, 02:35 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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As a smaller guy who never played contact hockey as a kid - I'm curious, is there much difference between a deliberate check and the occasional collision you'll get in beer league pickup games?
Because if not, the key is just to being strong on your skates - use your lower center of gravity to its advantage and almost think about sinking into the ice as the collision is about to happen. A slightly wider stance does help that.
There is a world of difference if you're a small guy. If you know it's coming and you react quick enough it's not as bad and there are things you can do to minimize the impact, but even then if a big guy wants to steamroll you and you catch it full on or react too late, it's way worse than a beer league "woops sorry didn't see ya" collision.
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