Video: Learn the Important Art of Checking

checking_postChecking is a key defensive technique, that if done correctly can mean the difference between time in the penalty box and gaining control of the puck.

While checking is not typically part of the game at the younger levels of competitive hockey, as players move along in both skill development and higher levels of competition, it is a technique that needs to be mastered. Learning to correctly implement this move into the game can mean the difference between a safe defensive move and one that can land a player in the penalty box or worse yet, cause injury to the opposing player.

Video: The following video, courtesy of Sportskool.com, provides instruction on how to correctly execute the defensive move of checking.



Editor's Note: Thank you to Sportskool.com for this instructional video.
The Colorado Avalanche and coloradoavalanche.com are trademarks of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team, Inc. NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2008 Colorado Avalanche and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.