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What is Alleys?

A term used in hockey to refer to the open areas between defending players that allows for players to either skate through or make passes to teammates to progress the puck.

This is also referred to as lanes.


Sporting Charts explains Alleys

For example, the space between two defenceman as a skater moves into the offensive zone provides three alleys - 1) between the players, 2) on the outside around the left defenceman and 3) on the outside around the right defenceman.

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