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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"But we ask him to do that while we're also asking him to take every single defensive zone faceoff, every single PK shift -- the first one and often twice -- and to match up against top lines.
After the injured player left the ice, Ulmer skated to the Nottingham Panthers' defensive zone and started a fight with Jaynen Rissling.
LEE PELTIER His contributions were nearly all in the defensive zone - and there weren't even many of them.
In the third period, a slack pass the defensive zone saw Tigers' Terroni intercept the puck.
Then they look at the defensive plays forechecking, neutral zone forechecking, backchecking, defensive zone entries, defensive zone coverage, and penalty kills.
Figure 2 shows the basic offensive and defensive zones, with the offensive zone being the 25 feet of the court in front of the restraining line for the service receiver, while the defensive zone is the 15 feet of the court behind the restraining line.
28-NQ / TW of September 22, 2008, of the Politburo (the Xth term), to continue building the provinces and centrally-run cities into a firm defensive zone in the new situation.
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 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.
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).