The saucer pass is a style of passing the puck to another player, the pass involves lifting the puck off the ice allowing it to fly in the air like a flying saucer. This makes the pass very difficult to intercept by opposing players, the puck will land flat on the ice making it simple to control for the receiving player. The saucer pass is used nowadays widely due to the difficulty of intercepting of it. Under normal conditions it needs a very skilled player to intercept a saucer pass with an ice hockey stick. Usual height of a saucer pass depends on the number of opposing players surrounding the player initiating the pass.