Category: Skill Breakdowns

In Skill Breakdowns on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 by
The OPEN HIP, or OPEN FEET commonly known as 10 & 2, and the CLOSED HIP maneuvers are essentially the same technique that are applied in different situations. In this Breakdown we discuss the Open Hip technique. It is a terrific skill which uses deception which affords elusiveness, escape-ability and puck protection which ultimately, makes players more...
In Skill Breakdowns on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by
Key Points: Puck is on the forehand either beside or behind the heels. This forces the defender to respect the threat to shoot. Both skate blades are on the ice which allows for east-west skating deception. Head and eyes are up scanning the ice for the "best" available play. When attacking in this position you will be presented with multiple options to attack. Keeping your head and eyes...