Thread: Lefty or righty
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07-12-2006, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by leeaf83 View Post
The majority of people hold a hockey stick with their dominant hand on top of the stick. Meaning most lefties shoot right and righties shoot left. It's advantageous if you fall under this category since when you hold the stick in one hand, you'll hold it in your top hand. As well for goaltenders (who should all hold the stick in their dominant hand reguardless of which way they shoot), it is difficult to flip the stick over and shoot the way Theodore and Joseph do.
I've heard that's the Canadian way of teaching, while the US uses the opposite theory.

I've always just gone by comfort. I started with a straight stick, and just went with what I was comfortable with.

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