This video, from the excellent website How-To Hockey, has given me perhaps the best advice I have heard in a while. The title of the video, Don't Shoot the Puck, is misleading, as it effectively explains how new players should shoot a hockey puck.
Before I saw this video, I would just whack at the puck as hard as I could, without really understanding the mechanics of how to shoot a puck. This video is 3:38 long, and gave me an easy-to-follow explanation of proper shooting technique. As a result, my shot is harder and faster.
Do yourself a favor and watch this video now. And for more tips on how to improve as a hockey player, check out HowToHockey.com.
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