Playing Defense in non-contact play is more difficult than when contact is permitted since you are unable to surprise the opponent with a good hit taking him/her out of play. The way to play defense is similar but relies much more on poke-checking and being more passive than playing the body.
You just get home from the shop with your gear in tow, excitedly spread it all out and then wonder, how do I put all this on? The first time you stand in front of all that gear, you may be a tad bit intimidated but no worries, this step-by-step guide will make things much easier! We've also included some tips so you know how to get everything on just the way you like it, every single time you step on that ice!