Stickhandling April 23, 2014 - This is a very basic description of stick handling. There are many, creative and effective, advanced maneuvers that a player can manipulate the puck with. However; before considering those more advanced techniques, you must focus on the basics! Above all else; don’t over stickhandle, and keep your head up! Sometimes the most effective way to […]


Passing April 23, 2014 - This is merely the basics of passing! There are many types of passes. Some of these might include; touch passes, saucer passes, forehand/backhand passes and deflection passes. An advanced player is responsible for passing the puck through and around targets, as well as receiving any incoming pass. This means any puck moving in your direction, […]

Williams Brothers Hockey - Turning, Stopping, and Pivoting

Turning, Stopping, and Pivoting April 23, 2014 -   Turning, Stopping, and Pivoting are all achieved through the use of your edges, weight transfer and crossovers. Your chest should be upright and your shoulders should be square. Full extension from the heel of your blade when accelerating out of turn, stop, or pivot is paramount! Following up with a full return, picking up […]


Shooting April 23, 2014 - Shooting the puck with your head up and choosing your target is a must, if you intend on taking an accurate shot. It is important to focus on your form before trying to achieve the maximum power of your shot! The key here is weight transfer, which is relative to pretty much every other skill […]

Williams Brothers Hockey - Edge Control and Crossovers

Edge Control and Crossovers March 28, 2014 - EDGE CONTROL: When turning, you must transfer your weight to the same leg as the direction you are turning in. (Example: Place your weight on your right leg, when turning to the right.) Your shoulder should be square, parallel to the ice, not slanted! Use your outside foot to pump from the heal accelerating you […]

Williams Brothers Hockey - Body Positioning and Stride

Body Positioning and Stride March 28, 2014 - BODY POSITIONING: Before taking your first stride, you should consider your body positioning. Stay in a seated position or “Ready Hockey Position” as we call it. Your knees must be best at a 90 degree angle and your chest must be upright with your shoulders back. Your toes, knees, hips, and shoulders should be aligned. […]