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Playing Defense in Hockey is similar to other sports like basketball and soccer. The idea is to stay between the offense and the goal. In these sports, there are different styles of playing defense: zone, man to man, box and 1. READ MORE
Here is where I show a zone defense. The key to this is each shaded area is a zone where a player is responsible for when the puck goes in it. What makes this work is the other defensive players are in their zones and everyone is covered. When defensive players start to stray from the zones, then the defense breaks down and the other team can score easily.
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Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick. In many areas, one sport (typically field hockey or ice hockey is generally referred to simply as hockey.