Related to back-checking: stick checking


intr.v. back-checked, back-check·ing, back-checks
To check or defend against an ice hockey opponent while skating back toward one's own goal.

back′-check′er n.


Defensive tackling to break up an attack.
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Every player must give that little extra away from the puck, blocking shots, back-checking and winning extra battles.
On Brett's third (period) goal there was great back-checking and hunting of the puck by Matt Vidal who chipped it out to Brett,'' said Berard, whose team improved to 1-2-1, 0-1-1 in AHA play.
To help give the lads at the back a bit of a rest, I will be looking for the forwards - and centres especially - to be prepared to do a little more back-checking than normal.
His attitude and absence of back-checking made him a target.
The institution nonetheless regards better targeted and more extensive back-checking as relatively effective and reliable with one fraud being detected for every nine verifications.
Back-checking, that practice so hated by candidates, in which someone's references are asked to provide other references not authorized by the candidate, is growing-even in organizations not notable for checking any references.
The third-line center excels at everything else he does - penalty-killing, forechecking, back-checking, scoring - and he hasn't been tried on the PP in some time.
All the defencemen brought their top game to the rink, while the back-checking from the forwards was brilliant and some of our forward play in the last two periods caused the Stars all sorts of problems.
I might not always be scoring, but I'm usually one of the first guys back-checking.