Players who have confidence with the puck and have the instincts to attack a defensive player are the ones who can produce for their teams. Players need to be taught to get off the perimeter and challenge the scoring area if they want to produce results.
A. Scoring Area
Get inside the scoring area, which is the area from the dot to the post and out to the blue line. In this area players have a higher percentage to score and the shots have to get to the net. Offensive players need to challenge this area by showing confidence with the puck and having the awareness of how to get the puck to the net. Many players get in here and turn the puck over by trying to do to much. If the puck is on your forehand, players should be thinking to get the puck to the net.
B. Fake Shot
Coming in the attacking player sets up his feet knowing that he is going to get the puck back into a shooting position. He makes the fake causing the D man to react and creating open ice on his forehand side. This is more then just a stickhandle as he makes the goalie lock his edges in expecting the puck to come to the net.
C. Location of Shot
The shot isn’t tucked into the top corner where many young players love to score, it is located just above the pad as the goalie is trying to move laterally to get square to the puck. This movement of the puck and timing of the shot makes it a fantastic display of skill and offensive instincts.
Overall a great goal by a great player. The combination of Puck Handling and Shooting all on display on one play. Come work on your Puck Handling in our SUMMER STICK HANDLING CAMPS
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