Meaning 1 ►▼
To always keep your stick on the ice in hockey, so that you are always ready if the puck comes toward you.
A rookie mistake new hockey players make is forgetting to always keep their stick on the ice, only to have the puck shoot right past them.
Meaning 2 ►▼
To always be ready for anything
The market is incredibly unpredictable lately, so make sure to keep your stick on the ice.