It’s a little known secret in ringette that the boards are a ‘trap zone.’

When you have the ring, think of the boards as a checker for the other team.>

That’s why when you’re under pressure, you should NEVER skate to the boards. The other team’s checkers can trap you against them and steal the ring.

Instead, get your feet moving and ‘head for daylight’. Skate to the centre of the ice, where there is lots of open space. There, you will be able to make a stupendous pass, because you will have already beat the pressure.

Check out this video clip. Watch how the ring carrier busts to the centre of the ice, creating the room to make a fantastic pass. Also, notice how the ring receiver is skating low and lateral across the blue line to give the passer an excellent target. Go here:

Light it up out there,
Lisa Brown