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C-cut

Purpose:

  • Forward and backward skating that keeps the goaltender square to the shooter and allows goaltender to take ice without opening holes in stance. 

Proper Use:

  • Used to take ice in the crease in order to stay square to shooter, maintain net coverage, and be in position for proper save selection.
  • On breakaways 1 C - cut helps goaltender gain momentum moving backwards.   
  • A goaltender should never do more than two c-cuts on any one play.
  • To maintain stance position while moving forwards and backwards.   

Technique:

C – Cut Forwards:

  • Weight placed firmly on the heel of the inside edge.
  • Toe of skate is under body.
  • With the heel cut the letter C into the ice while maintaining weight on the heel of the inside edge. 
  • Weight goes out then in while forming a “C.”

C – Cut Backwards:

  • Weight placed firmly on the toe of the inside edge.
  • Toe of skate is under body.
  • With the toe cut the letter C into the ice.
  • Maintain weight on the toe of the inside edge.
  • Weight goes out then in while forming a “C.”

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