THE EFFECT OF STICK CURVATURE ON WRIST SHOT EXECUTION OF PEEWEE AND JUNIOR AGED ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS

  • Daniel Theoret
  • Mario Lamontagne
  • Marshall Kendall
  • Stefan Potoczny
Keywords: hockey, wrist shot

Abstract

Research on stick curvature is very important to the understanding of its effect on shot velocity and accuracy. In the past, studies have been focused on analysis of stick rigidity, skating and skate design (Lamontagne et aI., 2001). The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the effects of stick curvature on the execution of a wrist shot by Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Junior aged ice hockey players. For the purpose of this work in progress, only the Peewee and Junior aged players will be included in the data analysis.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation