In the game of hockey, the “saucer pass” or “sauce pass” refers to passing the puck to another player so that it flies in the air flat, floating like a Frisbee or a “flying saucer”.


The saucer pass or sauce pass is a hockey term, which means passing the puck to another player so that it flies in the air flat floating like a Frisbee. This type of pass is very difficult to intercept by opposing players, but it will still land flat on the ice making it easy to control for your teammate. A saucer pass is usually executed when you have a defencemen trying to get his stick in between you and your teammate across ice. A saucer pass is perfect to use, when you have to get the puck across the ice and over the opponents stick or sliding body. The typical height used for a saucer pass depends on the distance and obstacles between you and surrounding the player(s) between the pass.

A wedge iron is used in golf for short distances to lob a ball onto a green. In hockey it is similar in that you are lofting the puck flat in the air a short or long distance to avoid obstacles, allowing your teammate to easily receive the pass. To execute this pass, open your blade up a little (like a wedge) wherein the puck is positioned at the heel of your blade. With very little wrist action, sweep the puck across the blade slicing and cutting the puck into the air. It takes a lot of practice and the Sauce Toss is the perfect device to develop this skill. It demands accuracy for the open space and small platform become obstacles and a target to perform this drill. Make sure the puck does not wobble. Keep your hands a comfortable distance apart, not too close together and not too far apart.