Day: March 24, 2017

Officially Speaking: Faceoff Mechanics

By Mark Lichtenfeld. Originally published at   Lots of officials have been grumbling about last month’s NHL player-linesman faceoff incident. OK, for those readers who are unaware of what transpired, just check out YouTube for a clip of the outrage. Obviously, the NHL handled the situation, but a review of the play can assist the amateur hockey community, and centers in particular, with proper faceoff mechanics. As the replay shows, the linesman was conducting a faceoff at a neutral zone dot. You can see the official ordering the players into position and it appears that after both centers...

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