Switching from Forward to Defense
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12-12-2012, 12:39 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Do not stare at the puck or the eyes, watch the hips, they tell you where he is going. Just go where he is and it will all work itself out. Keep your stick to the inside at all times. Eventually you will learn to mind the gap.
The most important thing about D is knowing everything. If you try to drop into the play, or make an iffy pass, and there is a ringer expecting your weakness, it will likely cost your team a goal. As a goalie, you should already know this, but be aware of who is on the ice, and where they are at all times. Just like any position, you must be ready to move it the moment the hot potato comes to you. Try to get a regular D partner if you can, develop a rapport. Once you know where he will be without looking, you will make a decent D pairing.
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