Hockey Sense

Hockey Sense 1 – Compher’s Fast Break Shooting Tactic

Learn hockey sense from local player JT Compher as we analyze a tactic he used for multiple goals in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. We’ll also look at the play from the defensive side to see what could have been done to stop it.

Let’s discuss.

Hockey Sense

Hockey Sense Links

Hockey Sense (or Hockey IQ) can be hard to teach. For many, learning by doing over the course of thousands of hours of play is the primary way to develop Hockey Sense. However, we can speed up that process a little bit by analyzing how great players play and learning from it.

Elite Ice Hockey Analysis has quite a few nice videos in the catalog that break down plays and why they work.


Skating Links

I like to think I’m a bit of a skating expert so I plan to create quite a few skating videos. However, if you’ve come to the end here and still want more. Coach Jeremy of put together a decent series quite a few years ago. The playlist for the series can be found here:

How To Hockey Skating Fundamental Playlist


Shooting Links

The best shooting guide I’ve seen so far comes from Jeremy Rupke of How To Hockey. In it, coach Jeremy starts at the end of the shot and works his way backwards, adding power along the way.

Part 1: Wrist Snaps
Part 2: Adding More Snap Through Push-Pull
Part 3: Moving the Puck
Part 4: Weight Transfer
Part 5: Flexing the Stick


Stickhandling Links

Pavel Barber – When it comes to stickhandling, Pavel Barber has been the best on YouTube for quite a long time. Here are a few links to some of his training videos:

Footwork and Stickhandling – A couple drills using an agility ladder while stickhandling.

Triple Toe Drag Drill – A very simple drill to work on your toe move.

Backhand Toe Drag – Working on a fancy move that can be quite tricky for defenders and goalies to read.