I'm not playing anymore, but when I was, it was elementary school bullying out there. You know those bullies in elementary school who steal a kid's lunch box and throw it around? The kid's trying to get it back and runs to whoever has his lunchbox, and when he gets close the bully throw is to another bully, and the cycle continues. Well when I was playing that was the way it was. I would see the player on the other team who had the puck, and I would skate toward him as fast as possible, but as soon as I got near him he passed the puck to someone else. So I would skate toward that new player as fast as possible, and when I got near him he also passed the puck to someone else. After a shift I was just exhausted, I had spent 1 minute running around at full gear trying to get the puck but it was just being passed around like elementary school bullies throw a kid's lunch box. Obviously there's got to be some kind of trick, since there were guys on my team who'd score at least one or two goals per game... for some reason they would find a loose puck or something, but when I was on the ice it seemed like magically the puck was never loose... it was just being passed back and forth and I was running ater it the whole time... I was playing left defense by the way.