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HOW THREE NHL STARS USE DECEPTION WHEN SHOOTING THE PUCK

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 10/23/18, 11:30AM EDT

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Today’s players are shooting the puck in ways that we’ve never seen before – and it’s the young players that are leading the way when executing deceptive shooting techniques. Quickly changing the shooting angle creates challenges for goalies and shot blocking defencemen.

The young players in today’s game have an enhanced awareness on the ice and are quick to make split second decisions with the puck. Players skating and edge control skills combined with their ability to control the puck outside their skates allow them to explore new and creative ways to shoot. Pair that with the latest stick technology, it’s easy to see why the past few season have revolutionized the way players can launch pucks.

The three shooting scenarios are from three of the games young stars: Auston Matthews, Brady Tkachuk and Elias Pettersson.