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How to Play Ice Hockey : How to Score on a Breakaway in Ice Hockey

August 14, 2019

Hey, I’m Tim McKeig of the UNCW Seahawks,
and I’m going to show you today how to score on a breakaway. Now a breakaway is when you’re
one on one with the goaltender, no defense men, you and the goalie. Now your objective
is to ultimately score on the goalie. Scoring can be done in many different ways, you can
deke or shoot. Some of the things you may want to remember while doing these moves,
would be to keep speed going towards the net. You don’t want to slow down and give the goalie
an opportunity to setup, and know what you’re going to do, you want to keep him on his toes,
guessing. You don’t know if you’re going to deke or shoot. Some specific examples of how
to score on a breakaway, could be a backhand deke, forehand deke, or a shot. First I’ll
explain to you the backhand deke. This move can be used during a breakaway, when you think
the goalie may be a little bit out of his net, giving you more angle to deke, and maybe
go around him. Some strategies you may want to use when coming in is, make sure you stay
full speed at the goalie, you don’t want to slow down. And sometimes even approaching
the goalie at an angle will help. Now like I said, this is the backhand deke. So eventually
you’re going to want to end up on your backhand for a backhand shot. Some ways to do this
would be to deke, which is just like a juke, right to your forehand, back to your backhand,
for a backhand shot. This would be considered a backhand deke. Now another thing you may
want to do, is a forehand deke, effective just like the backhand deke, except you’re
going to be taking the shot off of your forehand, which is mostly favored by most players, for
better accuracy and power. Some strategies when doing this, would also be to deke to
your backhand, bring it to your forehand for your shot. When approaching the goalie, once
again, make sure you keep your speed up, your head up, and you don’t want to telegraph too
much what you’re going to be doing, keep the goalie guessing. Now, another approach besides
the deke, would be, just to shoot on the goalie. When coming in to shoot, usually you would
use this strategy when the goal keeper is further back in his net, giving you more space
to shoot at. When coming down, remember, once again, keep your speed, and sometime approaching
at an angle does help. When coming in for a shot, you don’t want to give the goalie
too much indication of what you will be doing, try to keep him guessing once again. Usually
a forehand shot would be most effective, and usually a wrist shot or a snap shot would
be used rather than a slap shot in this breakaway situation. And those would be some ways to
score on a breakaway in ice hockey.


  • Reply Cody Lee October 31, 2008 at 12:42 am


  • Reply Joe Fassel December 15, 2008 at 7:34 am

    if this kid made the team, i cant even imagine how bad the people who got cut must be

  • Reply Cody Greinch December 30, 2008 at 7:53 am

    umm juke goalie -> win

    pretty simple formula cant really teach it.

  • Reply soccerandhockeyrules January 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    i agree

  • Reply Moose Kay January 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    If YOU learn to spell maybe you will

  • Reply Trevor Murphy January 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    the intro makes me crack up hah

  • Reply Scott Van Trigt February 4, 2009 at 12:12 am

    I had to stop this video due to the stupidity of this kid someone please help him out by stopping him from ever doing anything like this again

  • Reply lardneri February 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    that goalie really did suck.

    but great tips, good job.

  • Reply Lenn R February 14, 2009 at 3:24 am

    good vid

  • Reply kptheegoalie February 20, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Good tips, bad goalie.. but this is a lot better than the fat guy teaching how to miss the net. At least this guy has played hockey so he knows what he's talking about.

  • Reply ECWnWWF February 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Cut this guy a break, in 2-1/2 minutes he gives you some examples on what to do if you are on a breakway, that gives you a good chance at scoring. You guys act like he's Wayne Gretzky, Ryan Shannon, Donald Brashear or Sidney Crosby.

  • Reply Levi Heckman March 9, 2009 at 4:18 am

    golie, learn to block, u practically stood there and watched the puk go in.

  • Reply Dan Bray March 14, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    nathalood…goalie was def. trying his head movement says it all. but your not a goalie so i would expect you to understand

  • Reply Thomas Bassetti March 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    That Golie Sucked He Must Be Blind An Def

  • Reply Evan Granstrom March 25, 2009 at 1:42 am

    You must ace your spelling tests, eh?

  • Reply dsl135 April 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm


    Wayne Gretzky, Ryan Shannon, Donald Brashear, or Sidney Crosby? At least use players that are comparable to each other if you're going to say people are acting like this guy is comparable to a list of players. Shannon and Brashear should never even be mentioned in the same sentence as Gretzky and Crosby.

  • Reply David Motyka April 12, 2009 at 2:30 am

    People this video is about how to make a goal in breakaway NOT how the goalie performes he was just showing an example how would it look if you would score like that

  • Reply mtallicuhh April 30, 2009 at 6:25 am

    hey, what is the definition of "Deek" ? can some one tell me please, thanks!

  • Reply thinkingjack April 30, 2009 at 9:35 am


    stickhandle, try to fake out the goalie or other skater youre facing pretty much

  • Reply mtallicuhh April 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    thanks bro!

  • Reply thinkingjack April 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    anytime dude, any more questions feel free to ask, i coach on the side anyway

  • Reply mtallicuhh May 1, 2009 at 6:16 am

    what is a hat trick?, thanks

  • Reply thinkingjack May 2, 2009 at 9:19 am

    three goals one game for the one player.

    multi goal game- two goals in one game

    multi point game- a goal and some assists in one game

  • Reply mtallicuhh May 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Ok another question,

    I just started playing in a league again for the first time in years! So what is this rule- I was playing right Defense & I got the puck, so I took it across the redline to the offensive zone. & tryed to score, the Ref blew the whistle, some how I did something wrong. People on my team said something like "we have to clear out before you can do that" I forgot to ask them what that was all about, doy ou know?

  • Reply JWcolour May 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    "Offsides"… i'm assuming you meant blueline. I'm assuming your team had the puck in the offensive zone, and it somehow went out of the zone where you picked it up and brought it back in. You have to wait for your teammates to get out of the zone before you are allowed to bring it back in again.

  • Reply mtallicuhh May 6, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I know you are telling me the answer I need, that is exactly what they said. But i still don't get it, can you please explain as clear & possible, maybe give me an example?

    thanks bro! got another game this friday.

  • Reply JWcolour May 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Hard to explain.
    The puck has to be carried (or dumped) into the offensive zone before any other players on your team can enter the zone.

    If the puck for any reason exits the offensive zone, it can't be carried back in until all your teammates have cleared out of the zone. Otherwise it would be as if they had entered before the puck.

    If they are in the offensive zone and the puck is not in there it is known as a "delayed offside".

  • Reply JWcolour May 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm


    I would check out this video its hard to explain without seeing. It explains offsides fairly well

  • Reply mtallicuhh May 6, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    THank you very much,

    So if i'm playing defense, and my team carries the puck across the line, into the other teams zone. And some one from that team steals the puck & comes back, crosses the red line, enters my zone. And I steal it from him. I can't pass it to my team mates if they are on the other side of that line? I have to wait for 1 or all to come back before I can cross the line my self w/the puck? Does my entire team have to come back before the puck can cross the line?

  • Reply JWcolour May 7, 2009 at 3:03 am

    It really has nothing to do with the red line. Its the blue line you are worried about. So if someone from the other team steals the puck and comes back and crosses the blue line INTO the NEUTRAL ZONE, then you take it back quick. If your teammates are still in the other teams zone/offensive zone then you have to wait for all of them to clear out of the zone. The whole team has to come back before you can cross the line with the puck.

    Its sort of like tagging back up in baseball.

  • Reply mtallicuhh May 7, 2009 at 7:48 am

    what is the nutural zone? & which blue line were you talking about? the far one or the close one? (if i'm playing defense.) thanks!

  • Reply JWcolour May 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    The neutral zone is the area between the two bluelines. The blue line i'm talking about is the one closest to the opposing goaltender.

    When you go over the blue line close to the other teams goalie you are in the offensive zone. If for some reason it comes out and you have control you have to wait for your teammates to get out of the zone before you can carry it in.

  • Reply Keezy Armstrong May 10, 2009 at 1:02 am

    the goalie blows and the goalie pourposely comes out

  • Reply Jason Lee May 16, 2009 at 5:06 am

    lol great

  • Reply Drakedose May 18, 2009 at 7:17 am

    This guy has sick hands. but the goalie. first attempt was kinda weak.

  • Reply Levi Heckman June 24, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    u dont alwayse want to go fast. when rutu was on the Pwns, he would go very slow, and deke the goalies out of position. it was wierd.

  • Reply Myles A July 4, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Yeah it was likely that your team was offside. meaning that in order to go into the opposing zone your whole team needs to have been out of the offensive "opponents" team. You dont have to worry about offsides in your defensive zone though only the offensive zone.

  • Reply mtallicuhh July 4, 2009 at 5:17 am

    thanks bro, i've learned the off sides rules since that post. But I actually do need to worry/know about it cause when I didn't know, it put our team in the dis advantage. A few times, I passed the puck into the offensive zone while we had a guy still there. & Also, I carried it before. & I've also "iced it" a lot! now I know those rules, we don't have so many face offs in our zone. thanks tho!

  • Reply Myles A July 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    okay good to know and good luck in your future games!!!! 😉

  • Reply mtallicuhh July 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    you too bro, how old are u & what state do u play in?

    i'm 22, play in California.

    Good Luck Bro!

  • Reply Myles A July 5, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    oh woops sorry wrong person. theres this one guy and he keeps sending me these like threatening messages so im pissed off at him. sorry man.

  • Reply Myles A July 5, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I'm 29 and i play in Spruce grove, alberta

  • Reply bklynthrasher14 July 16, 2009 at 11:56 pm


  • Reply bklynthrasher14 July 18, 2009 at 1:15 am

    laughing my fucking ass off

  • Reply braineroner August 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

    that tendy is a SIEVE

  • Reply KDAK August 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    your fucking ginger so you cant talk anyway…

  • Reply bmatta25 August 26, 2009 at 5:16 am

    good video… i only have one problem with it. if you can deke like him, or really at all, you probably already know everything hes saying

  • Reply hockeyheart17 September 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks 😀

  • Reply CuddlyOrange October 19, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    This video would help

    if I was five years old

  • Reply Luana Selva October 26, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    or if you were born in a very hot country and knows nothing about hockey

  • Reply CuddlyOrange October 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    or dont live in Canada

  • Reply Luana Selva October 26, 2009 at 10:36 pm


  • Reply darthnater22 November 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    i like his stick a rbk 5k

  • Reply Anstice Atkinson November 18, 2009 at 12:34 am

    CuddlyOrange .. u cant say "this video would help …. If i was five" .. u probably are .. your name is cuddlyorange

  • Reply Basfoo March 24, 2010 at 12:54 am

    lol. "how to score on a breakaway"

  • Reply Similars May 6, 2010 at 9:08 am

    The Goalie stands still like a statue all the way from 0:15 till 1:04. Haha.

  • Reply Yerb Ting July 9, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    dear who ever made this,

    this could help begineers and 5 to 6 year olds,but u play college hockey its useless to u and anyone else who is not 5 or 6 or a begineer

  • Reply Kelkiiii September 20, 2010 at 1:09 am

    hey expert village, nice subtitles

  • Reply Henri Kirsi October 4, 2010 at 12:17 am

    did you guys notice that this guy has some pretty quick feet

  • Reply Henri Kirsi October 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    @svensk1krona there is no such thing as the right skating technique. Taking shorters steps might enable you to make quicker turns and transition… and if the opponents there where you play adjust their speed according to the rapidness of your steps, you probably don't play in a league where you should use your own abilities as an example. But yeah of course taking long strong pushes is the technique that gives you the most speed. But that mostly applies to center ice skating where you have room

  • Reply Bevsy November 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    other than the fact that he is unreaal, he looks like the ppl from how the grinch stole christmas!

  • Reply outlawgoalie30 December 24, 2010 at 3:21 am

    If anyone watched this video, ignore the part where he said come in at an angle. I play goalie and it's easier to make saves coming from an angle

  • Reply Iiro Salminen March 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Dude that goalie is horrible

  • Reply jake dona April 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    If you seriously have to watch this video to learn how to score on a breakaway then dont worry you probably will never get on a breakaway anyway.

  • Reply nomyart April 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    @Prayerrr7 did he fall asleep?

  • Reply My[LiL]Pwnge May 6, 2011 at 12:55 am

    thumbs up if this guy looks sorta like Hutch

  • Reply holobalobalo July 11, 2011 at 2:43 am

    How to score on a breakaway: put the biscuit in the basket.

  • Reply Yerb Ting November 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    @jeffbass999 ugh ya dont talk because i score every time aa soon aaa so what do you play like house get at me

  • Reply TheSteven91stamkos December 21, 2011 at 5:01 am

    your objective is to score on the breakaway!

  • Reply The Karma Connoisseur March 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    omg expert village has 138 462 vids!!!

  • Reply hsbarayan April 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    i have been playing for 9 years but still cant find a way to deke a good way

  • Reply Dennis Lucas May 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    This sucks horse rectum

  • Reply Prince m September 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Ryan sheckler ?

  • Reply Keith Kosmal April 30, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Keep your speed…unless your Patrick Kane

  • Reply Sean Hellquist June 3, 2013 at 3:46 am

    That goalie sure isn't that good LOL, i'll take his pads off him, put em to better use

  • Reply Tyler Bongarzone July 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    The goalie is suppose to let it in for a example

  • Reply dylan holmgren August 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm


  • Reply Devon September 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    lol whats with the goalie

  • Reply Kris merrem January 3, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I had a breakaway had a chance to tie and go to ot did this move undressed the goalie the puck roled of my fucking back hand and into the boards

  • Reply cnn8420 November 13, 2015 at 3:10 am

    It's not ice hockey, it's just hockey. You're not a fan of hockey when you call it ice hockey.

  • Reply Team Sports June 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    This is great

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