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12-01-2007, 09:08 AM
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Get more scoring chances

What are some ways to get more scoring chances? How could I get more opprotunities to score? Right now I am playing Right Wing if that helps.

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Shot the puck more.

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Find open spots and hope your teammates know how and when to pass.

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Keep you skates moving, and always keep an open mind on what you are going to do next.

If you're a good skater and a smart player, forechecking is your best bet to get increased scoring chances, especially in a lower-level league.

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camp in front of the net, and make sure your linemates hear you

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Aaa

I play U16 AAA hockey in the Midwest Elite Hockey League so it is a very high level of play.

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Best advice would be to keep your legs (skates) moving. Depending on your responsibility/positioning, sit in front of the net for either deflections, garbage goals or simply a screen. If your strong on the puck and can protect it well enough, attack the net with the puck, and either draw a penalty or get a real good chance within 15-20ft, or closer. On PP, when the puck is at the point, come backside to the net, looking for a quick one timer or a rebound.

Another good thing to do is talk to your linemates, all the time. On the ice, let them know where you are, on the bench tell them what you are going to do in said situation, at practice do your thing and see how the guys read you. When your teamates know where your going to be and you keep moving, you will definitely see a change is scoring opportunities. Using the backside example above, if your guys know your coming backside, they might decide to take a hard low shot to the pillows to hopefully give you a rebound.

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12-02-2007, 06:53 PM
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if your playing at a level like that.. hate to say it but there isn't a magic formula on how to get more chances. at that level.. it's all hockey sense. your ability to read and react are going to get you more chances. the better you are at reading the play, the more scoring chances you will have.

i'm going to assume that you want to progress as a hockey player. you are at the age where strength can make a big difference now. not only will you be stronger on the puck but your shot will get harder and faster. that little bit could make the difference between a goalie getting a piece of the puck and you scoring.

as you progress with your hockey.. you will have less time to make a play. start practicing your release. you will notice more one timer type plays... by improving your strength you will be able to handle hot passes and quickly release em for a snipe.

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I play U16 AAA hockey in the Midwest Elite Hockey League so it is a very high level of play.
not trying to be a dick but if your at that level of hockey why do you have trouble scoring if your a "elite"?

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Why?

I do not have trouble scoring. I am the leading goal scorer and second leading point getter on my hockey team. I was just looking for some tips and suggestions. You can always get better!

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"It's better to always pick the right moment than to pick every moment"

If you're scoring at that rate, you likely don't have much trouble getting scoring chances. If you try to make every play into a scoring play (not necessarily bad, but it can have negative repercussions), you might end up just looking less effective, and not at all like a well-rounded player.

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On an unrelated topic, can anyone compare the skill level between the USHL and a Canadian Junior A league? I've always had the impression that the Canadian leagues are at a slightly higher level of play.

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What are some ways to get more scoring chances? How could I get more opprotunities to score? Right now I am playing Right Wing if that helps.
Change the angle of your shot by moving the puck slightly to one side just before shooting - by the time it gets to the net/goalie, the angle is different than from your body (hence goalies are always squaring to the puck not the shooter). So if you can drag the puck in inch or two before shooting on your snap/wrist shot, then you may get an edge. The best guy for this is Naslund when he shoots.

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I play tripple A too, Individually you can be in position as much as possible, so that your body is 10 to 15 feet away but faced right at the right side of the net postnet your going to get rebounds that way. keep moving because if you dont, your going to get the crap kicked out of you. the more scoring chances you have the more your going to get knocked down, so if you camp in the middle be prepared. Youll get the most scoring chances by working with your team and becoming a cohesive unit. the difference between our team and other teams is the way we pass to each other, we dont let the other team get the puck, were passing it 3 or 4 times in the offensive zone at least, unless we get an occasional breakaway.

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I do not have trouble scoring. I am the leading goal scorer and second leading point getter on my hockey team. I was just looking for some tips and suggestions. You can always get better!
Become best friends with your team's leading point getter so he'll keep feeding you the puck?

If you want tips on getting better you'll need to tell us where you are. What do you see as your weaknesses? Any trouble accepting passes? Cycling the puck? Skating with the puck? Protecting the puck? Are you skating your butt off to follow your center into the offensive zone? We need details !!

Something to consider -- if you're doing so well in the goal scoring department you should work on your defensive play. Make sure you know your assignment and you skate as hard toward the defensive zone as you do toward the offensive zone. Covering the defensemen on the points can lead to a turnover and a breakaway for you. Waiting for a clearing pass along the boards can do the same. Try to help your team every way that you can (rather than padding your stats). Keep in mind that the more well rounded a player you become the more your coach will trust you in different situations and your ice time will increase. And the longer you're on the ice the more scoring chances you'll get.

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Become best friends with your team's leading point getter so he'll keep feeding you the puck?

If you want tips on getting better you'll need to tell us where you are. What do you see as your weaknesses? Any trouble accepting passes? Cycling the puck? Skating with the puck? Protecting the puck? Are you skating your butt off to follow your center into the offensive zone? We need details !!

Something to consider -- if you're doing so well in the goal scoring department you should work on your defensive play. Make sure you know your assignment and you skate as hard toward the defensive zone as you do toward the offensive zone. Covering the defensemen on the points can lead to a turnover and a breakaway for you. Waiting for a clearing pass along the boards can do the same. Try to help your team every way that you can (rather than padding your stats). Keep in mind that the more well rounded a player you become the more your coach will trust you in different situations and your ice time will increase. And the longer you're on the ice the more scoring chances you'll get.
I fully agree. Having a strong defensive game leads to you knowing where and who to cover, which leads to a lot of giveaways, which leads to scoring chances. If nothing else it'll give you more confidence to try to push the other team into making a mistake.

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Thanks!

There have been some great comments put up and I really appreciate it. To answer some questions about where I am at I am a very skilled player with very good stickhandling and a pretty good shot. I think my weaknesses are I turn it over a lot at the blueline trying to beat defenseman. Also, my left winger never gets the puck out when I am breaking with speed.

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lol ok, i think were saying where are you on the ice like positioning which is basically how you score in any travel/check team. , their not asking how good you are . Also if your left winger is tripple A then he darn well knows how to break the puck out. people in the adult league have no trouble breaking it at. the thing is its only tripple A if you were that good you would be playing Junior hockey in canada.

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There have been some great comments put up and I really appreciate it. To answer some questions about where I am at I am a very skilled player with very good stickhandling and a pretty good shot. I think my weaknesses are I turn it over a lot at the blueline trying to beat defenseman. Also, my left winger never gets the puck out when I am breaking with speed.
1) The best cure for turning the puck over at the blue line is start adding a little dump and case into you're game. It'll back up most defensemen a little and it sounds like you have good speed so it should work to you're advantage.

Also I can't say if this applies or not but alot of mid-level break away specialist tend to have great straight line speed but average lateral agility. If you find the D-men shut you down when they are in good position you should really work on this. Theres about 8 million drills that are good for this.

If you want something with a more european flavor you can circle back with the puck in the neutral zone and try to pass to someone coming late with speed (this is high risk and only a good play if you have a high skill level).


2) As for you're left wing it sounds like you're leaving the zone to early. You need to work on figuring out when you should be breaking with speed and when you should stay back to support the puck. You don't think their going to be able hit you with a hail marry pass you can stay in the zone a little longer and giving him a shorter easier pass and build you're speed with the assumption that he's just going to make a safe bang it up the boards play (or where ever he dumps it) and try and win the foot race.

Most importantly play to what you're teamates can do. Don't rifle the puck at the stonehands on your team, take a little off the pass or go to option b. Don't get upset with the guy who can't clear the zone, stay back and give him some easy outs.

Think of it as building you're teams skill. Good teams/player feast on weak players and when they're scoring you can't. It's basically the difference between being the teams highest scorer and being a teams captain.

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