The top hand on a hockey stick provides all of the control and touch, so it should be your dominant hand.
- If you hold the hockey stick with your right hand on top of the stick and your left hand down the stick, you are a left-handed shooter.
- If you hold your hockey stick with your left hand on top of the stick and the right hand down the stick, you are a right-handed shooter.
If a skater is right handed, he would play with a left-handed stick and the same applies for a left handed player (he/she would be use a right handed stick). The hand at the top of the stick controls all stick handling movements and it is the hand that never leaves the stick.