However, a player must first have possession of the puck to do so. In this chapter, we will learn what it means to have possession.
When a team has possession of the puck, there are numerous tactics that can be applied to score goals.
REMEMBER: When on offense, a team is trying to score goals. The team with the highest number of goals at the end of the game is the winner.
Teams will constantly trade ownership or possession of the puck throughout a game. This results in a team transitioning from offense to defense and vice versa. While on a defense, a team cannot move the puck. They must simply react to what offensive players do and try to regain possession of the puck.
We'll learn about the ways the defense can get possession of the puck in future chapters.
Teams can get possession of the puck through turnovers or by stealing the puck. We'll learn all about turnovers in future chapters.