Advice on puckhandling
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06-02-2005, 05:13 PM
Join Date: Oct 2004
I use a 1' wooden ball that I picked up at a hobby shop and practice in my basement with rollerblades. The wooden ball on the concrete floor handles almost exactly like a puck on ice. There's a couple of drills I use.
The first is called three-puck. Put three pucks (or balls) on the ice in a triangle about 16 inches apart. Push one puck between the other two and stop the puck. That puck is now at the top of the triangle. Push the second puck between the other two and stop the puck. Push the third puck between the other two and stop the puck. Repeat. This drill works both forward and backward. The faster you can move the pucks the better.
The second is called eight. Put two pucks on the ice about two feet apart. Take a third puck and stick handle it around the other two pucks in a figure eight motion. Use both the heel and the toe of the blade using just your hands (don't move your feet). After a few minutes, switch directions.
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