defensive zone

defensive zone

A belt of terrain, generally parallel to the front, that includes two or more organized, or partially organized, battle positions.
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The lack of ice time showed immediately as the Warriors dominated from the first drop of the puck and moved ahead with less than a minute played, netminder James Flavell beaten on the wraparound by player/coach David Longstaff after the Teessiders failed to clear the defensive zone.
The Giants came right back with Jeff Mason carrying the puck into the Devils defensive zone and finding Matt Towe who wristed the puck past Ben Bowns to tie the game at 1-1 after 2:10 of play.
Coach Tony Granato pointed out that Slovenia probably should have been the more tired team from playing so much in its defensive zone, but there was none of that from a group that has only one player -- Mursak -- with NHL experience.
The second period started with Sheffield very much on the front foot and Solway immediately pressed deep into their own defensive zone and it wasn't to take long for the puck to find Adrian Palak in the high slot and his shot flew into the roof of the Sharks' goal.
The Penguins got on the board late in the first period after Kevin Bieksa and Cam Fowler combined for a costly turnover in the defensive zone with Malkin there to collect the puck and snipe it home.
The home side camped in the visitors' defensive zone from the opening whistle and were ahead with just over three minutes on the clock as Ryan Sarginson netted to put his side ahead.
Renegades pulled netminder Thomas Brown in favour of an extra skater with just under three minutes left, but a loose pass found its way to Robinson in his own defensive zone and he shot the puck down the ice into an unguarded net to seal victory.
As shown in Figure 1, the field was divided into the following zones: the attacking zone (front one-third of the field; areas 1, 2, and 3), midfield zone 2 (second half of the middle one-third of the field; areas 4 and 5), midfield zone 1 (first half of the middle one-third of the field; areas 6 and 7), and defensive zone (back one-third of the field; areas 8 and 9) (14).
Finding athletes is easy, teaching and coaching them to effectively maneuver their bodies into the best possible position for plays, how to read and react with hockey sense and understanding zone play, neutral zone play, offensive zone play and defensive zone play, that's the fun part.
5 tonnes GVW used or likely to be over the term of the contract by the East SGAMI and units of the gendarmerie the responsibility of the defensive zone and East security.
Steelers equalised when a sloppy cross ice pass by Michael Quesnele in his defensive zone went straight onto the stick of Mathieu Roy who skated clear and buried his effort.
You can't give a team the quality of Wales the opportunity to enter into your defensive zone, because they will make you pay for it.