As part of the Hockey at Home Series, Hockey Alberta will publish a weekly video focused on goaltender skills drills that can be done at home.
This week, Team Alberta alumna, University of Calgary Dinos goaltender Dayna Owen shows how to practice handling the puck in a butterfly position, and standing up to pass. Check back every Saturday for the latest goalie skills video!
Handling the Puck in a Butterfly
Coaches love goalies who can play the puck to their teammates.
A goalie who can move a covered puck allows their team to maintain possession of the puck.
- Make sure the puck is fully caught/covered
- Set the puck down quickly and in control
- By getting the glove right down to the ice there is a higher likelihood the puck will lay flat
- Quickly get your stick in position to make a forehand or backhand pass
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