Meaning of forecheck in English:




[no object]Ice Hockey
  • Play an aggressive style of defence, checking opponents before they can organize an attack.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘They are the same: they come out strong, they forecheck hard, they play a sound defensive game.’
    • ‘They forecheck aggressively and try to force mistakes.’