Definition of poke-check in US English:



[with object]Ice Hockey
  • Poke the puck off the stick of and out of the possession of (an opposing player).

    • ‘He has one of the best gloves in the game and is a master at using his stick for puckhandling and poke-checking, as well as using his pads to direct rebounds past the on-coming offensive players to the safety of his teammates.’
    • ‘‘I saw dollar signs in his eyes,’ Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek joked after diving out to poke-check Flyers left winger John LeClair, a potential free agent, on a breakaway in Game 1 of their playoff series.’
    • ‘Body-checking, poke-checking, defending the puck when skating, and even blocking are control commands available in addition to shooting and passing.’
    • ‘‘I take some tape and make a big knob at the end of the stick, like goalies have a big knob so when they poke-check or whatever they're not going to lose their stick,’ he says.’