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Deke of the Week 9 – Backhand Toe Drag

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If you are looking for a new move to try out during practice or shinny then todays deke of the week is a great one to practice. This is a shifty move that I like to use when I need to gain the center and there is a pesky defencemen in my way. Usually this works the best if the D-man is a few feet ...

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Complete Guide to Stickhandling

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In an effort to bring you the most comprehensive and in depth hockey training I have created the complete guide to stickhandling. I have written a number of articles on stickhandling as well as produced quite a few videos but many of the How to Hockey readers wanted a complete guide that shows ...

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Deke of the Week 8 – Toe Drag

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In the latest deke of the week (or month :P) we bring you the toe drag. The toe drag is a very effective move IF you can master it. This is one of those moves that you don't want to try in a game unless you have done it flawlessly 10 times in a row during practice. The first video shows you the ...

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Deke of the Week 7 – Under the Stick Deke

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This is one of my favourite dekes to pull on the defencemen when I am in a one on one situation and the D is matching my speed. If I have speed on the D I will usually pull a simple fake like I have shown in the previous dekes, but if the defencemen is matching your speed and skating backwards I ...

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Deke of the Week 6 – Bank Shot

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If you ever wanted a solid go-to move to break out of your own end, well...here it is. I use this move on a regular basis and it is pretty much fool proof. There is nothing super fancy about this move, but it is very effective and can result in a breakaway in some circumstances. Bank Shot Video ...

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Deke Of the Week 5 – Double Deke

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Last week we all learned about the single deke which involves a simple fake to one side, and then beating the player on the other side. Sometimes the player does not bite on your first fake, so you might need to toss in a second one, that is where the double deke comes in! In this video I show you ...

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Deke of the Week 4 – Single Deke

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Here is the fourth installment of the deke of the week, it's still pretty basic but we are slowly working our way up to the sneaky dekes. Some people on youtube have been asking me to do the more advanced dekes but what they don't understand is that with dekes there is probably a 10/90 rule. You ...

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Deke of the Week 3 – Fakes

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In the third edition of the deke of the week I am going to be talking about fakes. In my opinion a fake is not the same as a deke, but you can use fakes in your dekes. A "fake" is just a slight, or subtle movement that might freeze the opposing player for a slight second, sometimes a simple fake is ...

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Deke of the Week 2 – Protecting the Puck

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Here is the deke of the week #2, last week we talked about skating for open ice and this week we are building on that and teaching you to protect the puck. I know this isn't really a deke, but it is very important to know the fundamentals of hockey and really the point of playing is to set-up ...

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Deke of the Week – Week 1 – Skate to Open Ice!

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Hey guys, I know I was promising this forever and here it finally is. I originally was going to call this 20 ways to beat the D, but I decided to call it the Deke of the Week and post a new on every week. We are going to start at the most basic moves, and then work our way up to some more advanced ...

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Hockey Dryland Training Tile Review

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As a hockey player it is important to practice shooting and stickhandling on a regular basis. The big problem that most hockey players have though is finding a suitable surface to stickhandle and shoot off of. The biggest problem with shooting and stickhandling on pavement or asphalt is the ...

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How to Toe Drag – Off ice Tutorial

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I have had a tonne of requests from the subscribers of how to hockey to teach them how to toe drag. I wanted to wait until the ice is in, but I know a few good ways to practice the toe drag off ice so I thought I would write this article (and make a cool video!). Why Use a Toe Drag In my article ...

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Green Biscuit Review

Green Biscuit

The green biscuit is a hockey training puck that is designed to replicate the feeling of stickhandling with a real hockey puck on ice. While many ( too many!) products promise the feel of stickhandling with a real puck, only a few can deliver. How did it stack up? Read on to find out. If you ...

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How to Deke in Hockey

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If you are reading this article then it is likely that you play hockey. Well I'm here to help; we will get right to the point. We will first look at deking out the opposing team members. Every player should know how to deke, however many players do not deke properly. This article shows the ...

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