Deke Of the Week

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We started the Deke of the Week in the winter of 2010 and hope to keep it going for some time. While the name suggests we post a deke every week unfortunately we have to also balance full time jobs and sometimes life gets in the way. We could have called it something different, but deke of the week just sounds so cool! Below you will find all the deke’s we have posted, with more always in the works. Over the summer the deke of the week will be on hold as we focus on off ice training. We try to make the deke’s progressively more advanced and cover the basics in the first few.

    1. Skate to open ice
      • This is something that every hockey player should know and understand. Before teaching you to deke I want to teach you how to just straight beat the players! This will help you control the puck and get a lot more scoring chances
    2. Protecting the puck
      • Don’t just let the players knock the puck off your stick. In this video and article I give you a bunch of tips on how to protect the puck and keep what belongs to you
    3. Fakes
      • Fakes are an integral part of deking. You can use them on their own to get around players, or incorporate them into your dekes. In this video and article I teach you about all the different types of fakes and how you can use them
    4. Single deke
      • This is the most basic of dekes but I still use it on a regular basis. In this video and article Ken and I show you the single deke and when to use it
    5. Double deke
      • Taking one step up from the single deke is the double deke. It sounds pretty straight forward but we give you a few tips on how to pull it off sucessfuly
    6. Bank shot
      • This is one of the easiest ways to break out of your end and get a break away. You can also use it to clear the puck in a hairy situation. I also show you a cheeky move I like to do in shinny
    7. Under the stick deke
      • This is my favourite deke to pull if the defensemen is matching my speed and I need to shake him. There are a few hard and fast rules that you should know before attempting this move.
    8. Toe Drag
      • This is a fun move if you can pull it off. I find the faster you are going the harder it is to do the toe drag perfectly
    9. Backhand Toe Drag
      • In this deke of the week we have two videos, how to do the move and then another on-ice example showing you some game situation examples

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Jeremy Rupke

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Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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DYLAN June 3, 2014 at 7:59 am

cool videos.

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Sasha Merrell October 12, 2013 at 11:23 am

Hey just wondering where I can see these videos. They say they are no longer here….

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Jeff March 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Hey man – first off cool vids. Some valuable tips in here. That being said, I’m pretty sure you’re on week #60-something, time to get some more post! Goalie dekes would be huge.

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noah March 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

hey i was just wondering if you do deking the goalie next week

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Antony_RUS February 11, 2012 at 3:05 am

Hi Jeremy, thanx for vids!
Can you make a tutorial for “under the legs deke” (when you pull the puck between your legs and go thru the D)
THX!

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mike February 1, 2012 at 3:24 am

can you make a Datsyuk deke video and some 1 on 1 with goalie videos?

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Jeremy February 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Yeah I’ve wanted to show the Datsyuk deke for a while. I will try to grab a goalie from shinny and hope he doesn’t mind getting deked out on video :D

Sahil January 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Hey Jeremy i love to deke, but when I get the puck in games I kind of get excited and just give the guy the puck, you got any drills that can help me gain confidence with the puck and help me to remember to properly deke during game situations. Thanks so much

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Asher November 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Which do you like more the dryland flooring tiles or the shooting pad? Also which one slides better?

Thanks!

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kyle November 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

thank you guys , this helped me out alot

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noah November 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

are you ever gonna make more deke of the week videos?

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Jeremy November 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

Just released another one a few days before you posted this :D

keigan August 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

When are you doing a toe drag video, i have bantamm majour try outs, and i used all the moves in ur video so far and they worked perfect, All i need to do now is look fanacy with a toe drag

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Jeremy October 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I have a video and article up for it now – http://howtohockey.com/how-to-toe-drag-off-ice-lesson

It takes some time to perfect it though, make sure you practice lots!

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