Thread: Beginners: Playing Wing on Olympic Ice:
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09-09-2013, 10:36 AM
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halpinhe
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Playing Wing on Olympic Ice:

Hello all,
Men's league is starting up again over here, and we have a token few games on Olympic sized rinks. I think I've got my defensive positioning down on normal ice as a winger, but I'm wondering if anyone has any tips to provide for playing on the big ice? Last time I played on big ice I was such a beginner that all I could worry about was making sure to change quickly because of how much farther the benches are than usual.
Is it safest (keeping in mind that I am not a particularly strong skater) to basically restrict myself to the same width of the ice as I'm used to when covering point men and just give them the outside? Is there more of an onus placed on covering the area in the vicinity of the face-off circle given how more extra space our centre has to handle?

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