Definition of forecheck in English:

forecheck

Syllabification: fore·check
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌCHek
 
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verb

[no object] Ice Hockey
Play an aggressive style of defense, checking opponents in their own defensive zone, before they can organize an attack.
More example sentences
  • The Sabres rarely forechecked aggressively, and Peca's biggest job was usually to shut down the opponent's top center.
  • The thought there is that teams are reluctant to forecheck against a goaltender who basically acts as a third defenseman and can move the puck up the ice very efficiently.
  • He consistently works hard, forechecking and backchecking every shift.

Derivatives

forechecker

noun
More example sentences
  • He is more of a forechecker - a disruptor who plays hard every shift.
  • When forced to dump the puck, forecheckers must battle through blockers to reach the defenseman along the boards behind the net.
  • Against teams that employ the trap, a lefthanded shooter on the right side has an advantage because he can put his body between the forechecker and puck.

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