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Q: Ice Hockey Positions Instruction ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Ice Hockey Positions Instruction
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: cmsb705-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 21 May 2004 06:37 PDT
Expires: 20 Jun 2004 06:37 PDT
Question ID: 349911
Looking for a free web link with instructions about playing the ice
hockey positions (center, wing, defense).  Especially desired is how
to play the positions strategically, and where the player should be
located in different circumstances that arise in a game.
Subject: Re: Ice Hockey Positions Instruction
Answered By: andrewxmp-ga on 21 May 2004 12:02 PDT

Hockey is a team sport and most of the information I found fell into
two categories, either simply a description of th duties of the
different positions, or strategies for teams as a whole to work
together to play effectively.  Hopefully you can use these links to
your best advantage:

Player Positions
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Hockey Positions
[ ]

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Plays you Need to Know
[ ]

Offensive Strategy:
Offensive Strategy
As you're skating through the neutral zone, try to keep one of the
forwards in each "lane" of the ice. These forwards should not be in a
straight line -- they should be at different depths. For example ...
     |     F1   |            |   F2      |
     |          |            |           |
     |          |     F3     |           |

Always keep one person high in the opposition's zone. If the puck is
turned over, this person is in a better position for backchecking.
Maintain a triangle between the three forwards as you attack in the
opposition's zone.
                    | goal |
      F1                F2               |
                                         | attack
          F3                             |

[ ]

It seems that the best guides to strategic playing of each ofthe
positions would be found in books dedicated to the topic, such as

Complete Hockey Instruction: Skills and Strategies for Coaches and Players

Hockey Strategy

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