Depending on the situation in hockey, a player
could be using one hand on the stick, or two hands. A player would mostly use one hand
on the stick, if they’re back checking or if they’re skating a far distance to get to
the puck. So if you’re skating, you’re going to usually want to keep one hand on the stick,
to increase your speed, but if you have the puck, you want to have two hands, so you could
stick handle, or you could make a pass, or make a shot. So depending on the situation,
if you’re skating, you want to usually have one hand, because if you’re skating with two
hands, it’s going to slow you down, but in and at the same time, if you’re stick handling,
you don’t want to have one hand on the stick, because you’re not going to get that good
of control of the puck. So, if you’re skating with one hand, or if you’ve got a puck, you
want to use two hands. Also, if you’re near a player, and you want to use two hands to
kind of not hook them, but you don’t want to get a penalty, but if you want to just
stay close to them, and put a little pressure on the player. You want to use two hands,
and like I said before, the poke check if a player’s coming in on you. And you want
to increase your rates to stop the puck, you could poke check like that, or use one hand
to increase your range, and that’s the difference between holding the stick with one hand, and
with two hands.

Hockey Stick Handling : Ice Hockey Sticks: 1 Hand vs. 2 Hands
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8 thoughts on “Hockey Stick Handling : Ice Hockey Sticks: 1 Hand vs. 2 Hands

  • November 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    this sucks

  • December 2, 2008 at 8:16 am

    I don't know what you guys are talking about, but I think this is a pretty useful video.

  • December 28, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    This is pretty useless.. and he just keeps on repeating stuff.
    You should use 1 hand or 2 hand depending on the situation.
    Good players know that.

  • February 23, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    is it better to use one hand or two hands on the stick to cross check or board an opposing player?

  • April 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    are you joking?

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  • July 6, 2011 at 5:23 am

    so.. when puck handling.. use two hands.. but without a puck and skating use one hand.. so dont use one hand while skating with the puck, knowing well you ill be skating much faster and if you have arm strings and have gotten puck handeling down, you can maneuver around defenders and easily beat them with your built up speed.
    But as you said.. puck = two hands.. no puck = one hand… I hope all my hockey opponents watch this video …

  • January 28, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I disagree. Two hands on your stick at all times…if possible. I could skate a hell of a lot faster back checking with both hands on the stick. Wayne Gretzky had a reputation for having both hands on his stick. Always ready to receive the puck in most all situations. Back checking with one hand on the stick makes you a target to have it knocked out of your hands.


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