This On-Ice Stick-Handling Drill Will Help You Make Highlight Reel Dekes

This on-ice stick-handling drill develops a puck-handling move that is exciting to see on highlight reels.

This on-ice stick-handling drill develops a puck-handling move that's exciting to see on highlight reels. One effective tip for executing this movement in a game is to use the backhand of the hockey stick blade instead of the toe of the blade forehand. This provides a large surface area with which to pull the puck through the feet. The large surface area contact gives you a greater degree of probability of successfully executing the maneuver at high rates of game speed.

Begin the drill by dragging the puck back on the strong side of your body. Turn the blade over, in toward your body, and quickly push the puck through between your feet.

The drill can be progressed by kicking the puck off the contralateral (opposite side) skate. Furthermore, it can evolve to executing the movement on both sides of the body. As you progress, ensure that the head remains up, and attempt the move using only your peripheral vision.


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