Monday, August 31, 2009

The Glove Save

The glove save is definitely the nicest looking save for a goalie. The glove save is the best save a goalie can make because it doesn't just look good or feel good, there is no rebound left for your opponent to knock in.

There are a couple of things that you want to remember when making a glove save so that you don't miss the puck or it bounces out of your glove. When the shot it taken you need to follow the puck into your glove with your eyes so that you can see and make sure that it is actually going into the pocket of the glove right where you want it. Once you feel and see that the puck is in your glove, squeeze your hand together so that it does not bounce out or just fall out.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Shots from Tight Angles

Shots from a tight angle always seem to be a goalies problem. You don't know if you should be in your regular stance or a narrow stance, butterfly or stand up, challenge the shooter or stay on your post.

There are a couple of things that you should always do when there is a shot from a bad angle. Make sure that you come out and challenge the shooter. If he comes in close then you can start backing up. Play nice and aggressive. Keep your stance a little bit more narrower so that you are square with the shooter and your feet are in line with the posts. If you use your butterfly, make sure that it is narrow and just in line with the posts so that when the shot is taken, you don't let out a big rebound out in front of the net.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hockey Related Resources

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