Finding The Puck

All goalie’s need to remember this very important, yet simple process when finding a loose puck off a save. Typically, when a goalie makes a save they scramble, looking everywhere to find the loose puck. This process is slow and time consuming. A goalie needs to look at the most dangerous area first.

First place you look for the puck is: Right in front of you

– Reason being is its the most dangerous spot as it is the easiest and typically the closest spot for an opposing player to get their stick on

Second place you look for the puck is: To the left and right of you (To your sides)

– These areas to the side are the next most dangerous due to the fact they are still quite close and easily accessible to where a player would typically be standing, as well as the fact you may not have any part of your body in between the puck and the net

Third and last place you look for the puck is: Behind you

– Behind you is the least dangerous as its harder for the players to see a puck behind you as well as get to the puck behind you. This allows you more time to find and get to the puck behind you, after eliminating the more dangerous areas first.

 

Process in finding a loose puck:

1. In Front

2. Sides

3. Behind