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08-07-2006, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
been wondering whether I can blame this on my stick...i mean i receive the puck but have trouble getting it from close range to outer handling range whilst skating. and half the time is im having trouble manipulating the tip of the blade. I probably just need more practice
Keep as much of the blade on the ice -- you won't stop much with just the tip. If you can't manipulate the stick into a good receiving position then move your body to get your stick in place. Pivot, skate backwards, whatever it takes. Remember that you can also stop a puck with your skates and kick it forward onto your stick.

For practice I have a plastic ball -- it's as heavy as a hockey puck and you can buy it at most hockey stores. I make hard passes against a wall and practice handling the rebound. I still make mistakes during games but it's helped quite a bit.

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