There are four main shots in hockey. The first shot is slap shot. A slap shot is when your skates are facing the puck and you pick up the stick so the blade is parallel to your shoulder. When you take the shot you bring down the stick as hard as possible so your blade the stick touches the ground and hits the puck.
The second shot is a wrist shot. To take this shot your front skate is pointing at the net. Your stick doesn't leave the ground on this shot. You put the blade right behind the puck and flick your wrist as your hands move forward. The puck should lift and go straight to the goal.
The next shot is called a backhand shot. This is when you put the back of your blade behind the puck and you do a wrist shot. This shot is more difficult than the wrist shot because your weak hand does the work. It is very hard to lift the puck.
The last shot is the snapshot. A snap shot is almost the same as a wrist shot but the footing is different. Instead of having your front foot pointed towards the net, they both face the puck. This is a little bit easier but the puck doesn't go as far as the wrist shot.