So my question pertains to a few things. When I first started, I jumped right into drop in hockey. I barely knew how to stop, but practiced at open skates with not so great results. However, I found in game that when I really needed to hockey stop I could do it a lot better 'in the moment'. This meaning I wouldn't THINK about stopping I would just do it because that's what I needed to do. Today I still can't exactly hockey stop when thinking about it, but in game when I need to I just do. Another instance was in a game tonight. I have NEVER attempted to stop on one leg, let alone my weak side (left). Tonight, however, I was skating hard up the left side forcing the puck carrier up the boards. He stops hard a little past the point; I somehow stop on my left foot only and block his passing and shooting lane. Is this normal? It's like thinking about it makes me worse at it, but being in the game makes me fine. Does anyone have any input or comments on this?