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Snap shots are generally more effective than wrist shots becuase they are quicker and can catch goalies by surprise.

Here are some key to a good snap shot:

  • use the natural flex of the stick to generate power by driving the heel of the blade into ice a couple inches behind the puck.
  • use a good weight transfer from back foot to front foot or load weight onto front foot (see video).
  • top hand pulls hard towards body.
  • bottom hand follows through towards target.
  • stick should remain low and close to the ice.