- To efficiently recover onto feet after dropping into butterfly or half butterfly position to make save.
- “Drive” Leg
The opposite leg of the intended direction.
- “Lead” Leg
The leg of the intended direction.
- Used when the play and puck go to the outside after goaltender drops to ice to make save.
- “Drive” leg is always the first leg up onto the ice.
- When recovering to the right the left leg is the “drive” leg.
- When recovering to the left the right leg is the “drive” leg.
- Rotate waist and bring “drive” leg in front of “lead” leg knee. This will rotate goaltender on angle.
- Lift “drive” leg skate onto ice and place weight on the inside edge of the “drive” leg skate.
- Quickly rotate and keep “lead” leg extended when moving in order to fill space.