Trying to knock the puck away from an opponent by stabbing at it with the blade of the stick.
knocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick
Using the blade of the stick to knock the puck away from an opponent.
A stick check on which the player jabs his stick blade at the puck or an opponent's stick to dislodge the puck.
When a player jabs with his stick at the puck or stick of another player in an attempt to get the puck away from them, it is a poke check. Often employed by goaltenders
a quick jab or thrust to the puck or opponent's stick to knock the puck away from him.
When the goaltender wants to poke the puck away from an opposing puck-carrier, he/she quickly slides his hand up the stick, thrusting forward towards the puck. This is a dangerous move, and occasionally the goaltender will miss and the puck-carrier will be left with an unguarded net. Here is Toronto's Johnny Bower beginning one of his world-famous poke checks.
A check in which a defender or goalie uses the blade of the stick to push the puck off the stick of an opponent.