In this tutorial, we will learn what being on offense means.
Goals While On Offense
- to keep control of the puck
- to score goals in opposing team's net
From Offense To Defense
In ice hockey, teams are constantly trading ownership of the puck. As a result, teams are moving between all three zones on the ice (the attacking zone, neutral zone, and defensive zone) as well as changing from offense to defense. We'll learn what it means for a team to be on defense next.
Backchecking is a strategy used by ice hockey teams to transition from offense to defense when puck possession is lost. Players will rush back into the defensive zone to stop opposing players from scoring.
We'll learn more about checking and backchecking in future chapters.