Monday, July 13, 2009

Stick Saves

The goalies best tool of equipment is his stick. The goalies stick is very key because of all of the things you can do with it. Stick saves are a very important because of all the different ways to make them. If at all possible make the save with your stick instead of your pad if the puck is on the ice. There are many reasons for doing this. First, you get much better rebound control. With your stick you can control the puck exactly where you want it to go. If you angle your stick towards the corner that is where the puck will go. If you put a big angle on your stick you can make the puck go over the glass for a whistle. By controlling the puck with your stick you can help your team out a lot.

Here are a couple of things to remember when you are making a stick save:

- Keep your eye on the puck

- Keep your stick in front of you so you can angle pucks into the corner

- Keep a part of your body behind your stick just in case it misses the stick you still have backup

-Deflecting pucks to the corner comes from a good wrist movement

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