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Defensemen “Hinge” Play – Video

Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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The defensive “hinge” play is a technique used to open up the weak-side of the ice.  In order for a hinge play to work properly, the defensive partner must provide good support to the puck carrier.  In this week’s video, we discuss the keys to proper defensive support and how to execute the “hinge” play.

Here’s an example from the NHL:


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