Thursday, July 16, 2009

Handling Deflections and Tips

Deflections are a big part of the game today. The better the players, the more deflections and tips there will be. You have no control if a puck is going to be tipped or deflected but there are ways that you can prepare for them. Here's what you can do to help stop deflections and tips.

- Stand up as long as possible

- Spot different people that can tip or deflect the puck

- Try to get close to deflector so if puck is deflected it can't go out of reach

- Stay square to the puck

- Stay low and compact so nothing can get through and you're like a wall

- Stay as big as possible so nothing can get past

- Keep your stick on the ice

- Locate and cover rebounds quickly

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