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10-28-2011, 05:16 PM
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Taking a hit

Tomorow I play my first full hitting game of Ice Hockey. I haven't been playing for all that long (I started when I went to University) and have no experience of really being checked. Its a university hockey league so some of these guys have been playing their whole lives and I am a lot smaller than all of them, 5'7 120ish pounds.

Is there any advice anyone can give about how to not get hurt when being hit?

I asked the captain and we did a few drills on it in the last training session but it was all pretty low speed and didn't really talk about safety much

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Take the hit, dont turn your back, thats what most people do in the begining, and its the easiest way to get hurt. Just absorb it. Also, keep your head up, and know the danger zones (3 to 5 feet from the boards). Its better to be right up against the boards than fishing a puck 3 feet from them

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^ What he said.. I don't know how competitive uni hockey is in the UK but around here you would get killed at that size..especially if you have not played contact before

Start eating more and working out.. use your speed and awareness to protect yourself and avoid contact

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Always try to keep a low center of gravity. Bend your knees and get low, and lean into the other player as they try to hit you. When you're close to the boards, put yourself right up against the boards as it will absorb the impact. Never turn your back.

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Always try to keep a low center of gravity. Bend your knees and get low, and lean into the other player as they try to hit you. When you're close to the boards, put yourself right up against the boards as it will absorb the impact. Never turn your back.
...and keep your feet MOVING, might even avoid the check that way.

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10-29-2011, 09:34 AM
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If they player is looking like he's going to try and cut you off with a hit, just stop quickly.

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Keep your head up, everywhere, all the time. Don't turn your back to open ice when you're near the boards.

Am I the only one that thinks it's a little crazy to be playing full check for the first time when you're over 18?

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10-29-2011, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for everything above and stickmata I agree its crazy but I enjoy it so why not. The exposure to hockey is very small here, its not something I ever saw whilst growing up so never had an opportunity to be part of until now. Playing for the university as opposed to the rec team I was on earlier this team also feels great.

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It's hard to explain, but the best move is to take the hit and roll over. I really can't explain it with words lol.

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Well, being small( I am too but I'm a bit smaller and younger) I try NOT to get hit or hit hard anyways. If you've already made the play and its a late hit coming do your best to avoid getting hit. If the hit is unavoidable get lower and have a shoulder width stance. Lean forward and try to protect the puck.

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