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Backchecking

What is Backchecking?

The attempt of the defending team to overcome the opposing team's attack. The goal of backchecking is to recover the puck from the opposition.

Sporting Charts explains Backchecking

Backchecking is done in several different ways. Most commonly, a player will backcheck by trying to lift the stick of the opposing player to free up the puck, by using their body to knock the opposing player away from the puck, or by using their stick to knock the puck free from the opposing player.

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