Deke

Hockey dekes are ways to maneuver around players to get into better position.

Backhand Toe Drag Deke

Backhand Toe Drag Deke

For full details on this deke visit http://howtohockey.com/how-to-backhand-toe-drag.

Backhand Toe Drag Deke Video

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Deke of the Week 7 - Under the Stick Deke

Under the stick deke

This is one of my favourite dekes to pull on the defencemen when I am in a one on one situation and the D is matching my speed. If I have speed on the D I will usually pull a simple fake like I have shown in the previous dekes, but if the defencemen is matching your speed and skating backwards I find faking to one side and then tucking the puck under his stick and going the other way is a great way to get past them and freeze them in their spot. Check out the video to see how I do this move.

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Deke of the Week 6 - Bank Shot

If you ever wanted a solid go-to move to break out of your own end, well…here it is. I use this move on a regular basis and it is pretty much fool proof. There is nothing super fancy about this move, but it is very effective and can result in a breakaway in some circumstances.  This deke is one of the most common moves that wingers will use on defenseman.  On the other hand this is a move that defensemen are typically prepared for and is most effective when the defenseman is not right up against the boards.

Bank Shot Video

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Deke of the Week 5 - Double Deke

Last week we all learned about the single deke which involves a simple fake to one side, and then beating the player on the other side. Sometimes the player does not bite on your first fake, so you might need to toss in a second one, that is where the double deke comes in! In this video I show you how to do the double deke, what you will need to practice to perfect the move, and when the best time is to use it. One situation I forgot to mention in the video is to use this move to split the D.

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Deke of the Week 4 - Single Deke

Here is the fourth installment of the deke of the week, it’s still pretty basic but we are slowly working our way up to the sneaky dekes. Some people on youtube have been asking me to do the more advanced dekes but what they don’t understand is that with dekes there is probably a 10/90 rule. You will use 10% of your dekes 90% of the time, and those 10% are the simple ones. Also knowing and understanding the simple moves will help you know WHEN to use them and help you learn the more advanced moves.

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Deke of the Week 3 - Fakes

In the third edition of the deke of the week I am going to be talking about fakes. In my opinion a fake is not the same as a deke, but you can use fakes in your dekes. A “fake” is just a slight, or subtle movement that might freeze the opposing player for a slight second, sometimes a simple fake is all you need to get around a play. A deke requires a set of actions, with a deke you are baiting the other player, forcing them to move or opening them up, and then pulling a move on them.

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Deke of the Week 2 - Protect the puck

Here is the deke of the week #2, last week we talked about skating for open ice and this week we are building on that and teaching you to protect the puck. I know this isn’t really a deke, but it is very important to know the fundamentals of hockey and really the point of playing is to set-up plays, score goals and win games, not be a show-boat that tries crazy dekes and loses the puck. I will be teaching some very effective (and some crazy) dekes later on, but first I want to teach the most effective ways to beat the other players on the ice.

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Deke of the Week 1 - Skate to Open Ice

Skate for Open Ice Deke of the Week 1

Jeremy from HowToHockey.com published a series of videos of how to deke opponents named Deke of the Week.  At DaytonHockey.com we will be following this series.  Jeremy is going to start at the most basic moves, and then work our way up to some more advanced and tricky moves.

Why are we starting at the basics?

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