Tips for Defensemen Playing Defensive Hockey
Always keep your head “on a swivel”, keep looking around you and be aware of who is in front and, importantly, who is behind you. Defensemen have a different, forward view on the rink and are generally more tactical in play. Defensemen face all kinds of scenarios when on the receiving end of a play – and reaction is key – is it a 1 on 1, 2 on 1, more on 1? Are back-checkers coming into play, where are the forwards, and are they setup to accept a break-out pass, are they playing deep or covering the point, where’s the centre and where’s our goalie? Is there a offensive player setup to receive any rebounds.. it’s a tough job, but the most important thing to remember, which is why we’ve said it 3 times is read the play.
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