In this edition of Chalk-Talk, we look at the the escape or ‘spin away’ move. This is a crucial skill that defencemen need to learn to shake a forechecker and avoid being checked.
Puck Control - Escapes
Key Teaching Points (KTP)
The following video provides some examples of game situations where defencemen use this skill to ‘escape’ the forecheck by protecting the puck, spinning away from pressure and accelerating out of the turn.
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