from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To check an ice-hockey opponent in the opponent's own defensive zone.


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  • They did a good job of coming out early and establishing their fore-check and coming out with speed.

  • There is no question that he can fight and bring intimidation and accountability, but he has to be able to skate, fore-check and play physically without taking penalties or becoming a defensive liability.

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  • You can send one player in to fore-check or two - you cannot send in all 23.

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  • It just doesn't seem to be clicking, whether it's the transition game or fore-check.

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  • He's always been a good skater, and with the new rules, he's getting in on the fore-check a lot easier that he used to, with a lot more speed.

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  • As the Bruins fore-check did its thing, Roman Hamrlik had the opportunity to make a straightforward clearance along the boards.

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  • They can beat the fore-check and break out of our zone a little bit quicker, so instead of being in defensive-zone coverage, we're more in breakout mode.

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  • Not only do they need to tune into new voices barking out orders at practice, but head coach Claude Noel has his own ideas on the fore-check, on neutral-zone play, on breakouts.

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  • Lowell used a strong, defensive fore-check and never trailed as they took game one of the best-of-seven Atlantic Division semi-finals series, 3-2, over the Sharks at the DCU Center Wednesday night.

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  • "When you see Sidney Crosby on the fore-check knock Hal Gill down, you know he's not just worried about getting his points, he's playing the game," Bylsma said.

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