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Flip Pass

What is Flip Pass?

A pass from one player to another in which the passing player brings the puck up off the ice and flips it to a teammate when the path is obstructed by an opponent's stick.

Sporting Charts explains Flip Pass

The flip pass is typically used when there is no clear path from one player to another due to the presence of an opponent's stick. The key to this passing technique is to put pressure on the heel of the hockey stick so that it performs like a wedge. Then rotate the puck by rolling it from the heel of the stick blade to the toe. This rotation ensures that the puck will land flat when it contacts the ice. More power and a larger follow-through can increase the range of a flip pass.

The Flip Pass is also known as the Saucer Pass.

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