Anytime you see that net, drill it

Michael30000

Senior Member
Russian
Hello everyone,

From the book 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky:

"At that time Gordie wrote a hockey column in the newspaper, and my dad would read it out loud—things like how Sid Abel had taught him “Anytime you see that net, drill it.”

I understand that "net" here means "goal" (place where a goalie stands), but what does "drill it" mean?

Thank you.
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    This is from the WR dictionary:
    1. (transitive) INFORMAL to hit (a ball) in a straight line at great speed
    In this case it's a puck, but it's the same idea. It's very common to use it in speaking about sports. It can be used for throwing a ball also.
     
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