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Encyclopedia > Shot (ice hockey)

A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. There are four basic types of shots in ice hockey: Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The puck dents the top of the net for a goal as the goaltender fails to block the shot A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. ... A puck is a vulcanized, hard rubber disk used in ice hockey, one inch thick (25. ... Field hockey stick Girl with a field hockey stick In climatology, the Hockey Stick graph is a nickname for a rising temperature reconstruction. ...

  • The wrist shot is the simplest and most accurate shot. The player starts with the puck on the heel of the blade then draws the puck behind his body while shifting his weight back with his stick, and then quickly sweeps it forward with the stick pointing in the direction that they want to shoot.
  • The snap shot can be executed the fastest. With very little windup, the player violently snaps his wrists to send the puck flying.
  • The slapshot is the hardest yet most telegraphed shot. The player draws his stick back away from the puck, then forcefully brings it forward to strike the puck.
  • The backhand shot is a wrist shot released from the back of the blade, and on the player's backhand. This shot is not as powerful or accurate as any of the other shots, but often comes unexpectedly. Backhand shots are primarily taken close to the goal.

A count of how many shots are taken by a team is kept and this is often used as rough guide to which team is being more aggressive and dominant. A scoring attempt in hockey (as opposed to soccer) is officially counted as a shot only when it is directed on goal, resulting in a goal or requiring the goaltender to make a save. This is called a shot on goal. The numbers of shots and saves in a game are especially relevant to goaltenders, whose save percentage is based on how many shots did not get past them. The number of shots taken by skaters and the percentage on which they score is also measured, but these numbers are generally given less weight. A wrist shot is a type of ice hockey shot that involves using arm muscles (especially those in the wrist and forearm) to propel a puck forward from the open-faced, concave part of the blade of a hockey stick. ... A snap shot is a like a quick wrist shot. ... A slapshot in ice hockey is the hardest shot. ... In sporting terminology, to telegraph is to unintentionally alert an opponent to ones immediate situation or intentions. ... In ice hockey, a backhanded shot (or backhander) is a shot taken from the backside of the blade. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In ice hockey, field hockey, indoor lacrosse, or soccer, a shot on goal is a shot that will enter the goal if it is not stopped by the goaltender. ... Save percentage (SV%, SVP, PCT) is an ice hockey statistic that represents the percentage of shots on goal a goaltender stops. ...


External Links

  • Shooting tips for beginners - Dunedin Ice Hockey Association¸

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Shot (ice hockey) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net.
A count of how many shots are taken by a team is kept and this is often used as rough guide to which team is being more aggressive and dominant.
A scoring attempt in hockey (as opposed to soccer) is officially counted as a shot only when it is directed on goal, resulting in a goal or requiring the goaltender to make a save.
MSN Encarta - Search View - Ice Hockey (7382 words)
Icing occurs when the puck is shot from behind the centerline (or the defensive blue line in some amateur and European leagues) down the rink to a point beyond the opponent’s goal line, without another player touching the puck.
Ice hockey skates are well padded with hard, molded plastic built in to protect the heel, arches, and toes.
Ice hockey became extremely popular at northern U.S. colleges in the late 1800s, and by the beginning of the 20th century the sport had spread to Britain and other parts of Europe.
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