Ice Hockey Coaching Tips & Drills

PODCAST | Florida Panthers Assistant Coach Ben Cooper

It might surprise you to learn that not every National Hockey League franchise oozes money. We’re used to the big budget teams of western Canada – Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton – but when it comes to the Florida Panthers, they have to make it work without unlimited resources. And for Ben Cooper, Florida’s assistant coach responsible […]

CoachThem Drill of the Week – 2 Shot Regroup Station

Drill Description: O1 starts in the middle of blue line and skates to either “sideboard” to receive the pass from X1 or X2. – After pass, X who passed battles net front against O2. O1 repeats to opposite “sideboard” and other X passes to O1 at the blue line and battles 2v1 net front against O2. O1 can […]

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Pucks Touches & The Key Advantages of Cross Ice Hockey

Minor hockey in Canada is wrestling with an important balancing act. Hockey Dads are volunteering their time in arenas from Kitsilano to Tipton in North Edmonton to Halifax, Nova Scotia and everywhere in between. I’ve yet to hear a negative word regarding these Dads, and for good reason. They’re putting their skates on at 7 […]

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CoachThem Drill of the Week – 2 vs 2 Point Shot Small Area Game

Drill Description: Emphasizes Offensive and Defensive Net Front Play Version 1 Begins with two players from each team inside the end zone, neutral goaltender and a point man from each team near the blue line. On a change of possession, each team must pass the puck to their point man before they can score. The point man can […]

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3 Super Secret Prescouting Tactics for Busy Hockey Coaches

At this point last year I was flying to Lethbridge and writing about mortgages, seaplanes, and residential drainage solutions. I’d recently accepted a role as assistant coach with the UBC Men’s Hockey Team, but prior to that, it was a juggling act to keep my hockey dream alive. I suppose that juggling act never really […]

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Todd Woodcroft: The Secret Importance of Faceoffs

“I call 24 faceoffs a night and that was the only one I got right.” That was Sidney Crosby from a couple years back after calling a faceoff play which resulted in a goal during the Stanley Cup finals. I focus on faceoffs a lot in my job – both my own team’s and others […]

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FROM BEHIND THE BENCH – The Specialist by Pavel Barber

In this instalment of FROM BEHIND THE BENCH, stickhandling specialist and online phenom, Pavel Barber, gives us a glimpse into his world. With millions (and millions) of views on his YouTube and Instagram tutorials, Barber is super humble and extremely passionate about the game of hockey and his influence on young players today. He’s got […]