Date: 3/1/2017 5:03 PM UTC
Stickhandling & Puck Control – With only three players on the ice, you will be spending more time with
the puck. This will allow you to practice your stick-handling skills and will
improve your overall puck control.
Shooting – Due to the increased space on the ice, players have more time to set
each other up and can lead to more scoring chances. This means that the players
take more shots than they normally would in 5 on 5 hockey, which can help them
have a stronger, more accurate shot.
Passing – Since there are fewer players on the ice at all times, the passing lanes
become wider and more open. Players can take advantage of this in 3 on 3 hockey
by making longer, more accurate passes throughout the game.
Skating – With a smaller number of players on the ice, there is more surface for
the offensive and defensive players to cover. This means that the players
participating will constantly be working on their skating skills.
Conditioning – In 3 on 3 hockey, the players will be on the ice more frequently and
thus improve their overall conditioning.
Creativity –There is more space on the ice. This will allow the teams to become more
creative with their plays, and try to make passes or shots that they wouldn’t
have a chance to in normal 5 on 5 hockey. By making these plays, the players
can become more confident in their abilities, which will transition well back to
the traditional 5 on 5 format.
As you can see, all of these skills can be improved by
playing 3 on 3 hockey this spring with Tucker Hockey.
Stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks
to find out more about the program and how you can register!