HOW TO STOP QUICKER
1. The key to stopping quickly is having equal pressure on both skates. Pressing down on both skates will give you a well balanced stop and bring you to a quicker stop.
2. Try to keep your skates about shoulder width apart, with your inside skate slightly ahead of your outside skate. This will give you the balance that you will need, to give you a quicker stop.
3. It will be important that you keep your stick on the ice, directly in front of your body, to act as a target for a potential pass. Keeping your stick on the ice will also give you added balance.
4. Upper body posture is also important, for a quick stop. Try to keep your back straight, your head up and your shoulders square. If you have a drop in your upper body posture, it can cause you to have an unbalanced stop, and detract from your stopping quickness.