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Shooting and Scoring Skill Development

Scoring results in more enjoyment and more wins at every level of hockey. The importance of effectively shooting the puck and efficiently creating offence increases as players face more skilled defenders and goaltenders.

Shooting and scoring hockey goals

The Shooting and Scoring Pathway recommends no position specific specialization until Peewee. Young players should focus is on physical/motor skills and technical skills. By mid-teens and beyond, emphasis for shooting should include deception skills, shooting from all areas of the ice off of both the inside and outside foot.

7 Basic Shots used to Score Goals

  • Wrist Shots
  • Backhands
  • Flip Shots
  • Snap Shots
  • Slap Shots
  • Tips / Deflections
  • Dekes


Shooting Concepts

Work on the shooting basics players utilize in every game and design practices to teach and reinforce these with repetitions. Mimic the shots players use and make these as game‐like as possible progressing from skating, skating with a puck and then shooting and scoring.

  • Stationary Shots
  • Shots in Motion
  • 1 Timers
  • Quick Release
  • Changing Puck Angles/Fakes
  • Shot off a Pass
  • Forehand to Backhand
  • Backhand to Forehand
  • Shooting for Sticks


10 Scoring Situations

The scoring situations are broken down to 10 categories to help shooters recognize the situation and select the best way to attack it.

Shooters have to be able to read goaltending options, their own team mates and the defending players position while processing the situation.

  • Clear Shots
  • Entries
  • Net Drives
  • Breakaways
  • Rebounds
  • Low / High
  • East / West
  • Below the Goal Line
  • Deflections
  • Screens



» Hockey Canada Development Programs | Shooting and Scoring Pathway (pdf)

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