A good backhand shot is a difficult skill to master, as the puck must come off the convex (back of the sticks blade) side of your stick. However, there are many times when a backhand shot is your only option, so it’s an important shot to master.
Keep your eyes on the target.
Turn your body in a 45-degree angle from the net.
Slide your bottom hand down the shaft of the stick.
Cup the puck with the centre-half of the stick blade
Bring the puck behind the back leg.
Transfer the weight to your back leg.
Dip your front shoulder to get the stick blade flat on the ice
As you move your arms across your body, begin to shift your weight to the front leg.
The shifting of the weight will get your entire body into the shot.
Rotate your upper body by squaring your shoulders to the target.
“Snap” your wrist – the bottom hand away from the body and the top hand in close to the body.
The follow through will determine the height of the puck. High follow through will make the puck rise while the opposite will happen with a low follow through