What is Puck Management in Hockey?
Puck management is the ability to properly care for the puck, given the situation.
A more accurate name would be “puck risk management.” Quality puck management leads to less dangerous plays against your team and can even lead to more possession and chances for your team.
Puck management is a pretty simple concept but can be difficult for players to truly grasp as they want to ‘make something happen’ every time they are on the ice. Players with great puck management habits understand the big picture and how their actions affect the rest of the team.
Clip of the day - Rush, Puck management— Greg Revak, CFP® (@CoachRevak) December 15,
Sometimes the best play starts by realizing you have limited options + even lower odds of success. Protect the puck and wait for better looks
Example of bad puck management to start and end. Good plays in between leading to goals pic.twitter.com/VOyEwpNAw1
Coach note - If you are on Twitter, search “@CoachRevak” and “Clip of the day” at the same time to pull a bunch of concepts with video examples.
Puck (Risk) Management