Elite Hockey Development Drills – NEUTRAL ZONE QUICKUP 2 on 0

Elite hockey Development Drills

Drill Description: 

Forwards line up outside all four blue lines. Defensemen are located just inside the neutral zone outside the center circle.

 1. On the whistle, both sets of forwards leave (one side shown).

 2. (C) spots a puck for D1 to retrieve in the defensive zone. O1 posts up inside the neutral zone; O2 swings low.

 3. D1 skates with the puck a few steps forward then moves it to O1 inside the neutral zone. O2 provides support.

 4. O1 and O2 attack 2 on 0, in for shot. O1 and O2 stay at net front after shot.

 5. Now drawn in (RED) D1 follows the play up ice to receive a pass from (C) ; D1 drags the puck into middle before shooting, with O1 and O2 in front.

Variations

Delay Option

 Have the F entering the zone with the puck delay and hit the D joining the play late for a shot on net.

 Second puck

After initial shot, (C) spots a second puck in the zone. Offensive players set up a low or high cycle; play out until whistle.

 KEY POINTS

•Drill starts on the whistle

D start backwards, retreat back quickly and move the puck up ice

•Puck support

“This drill was taken from a Book Called “Elite Hockey Development Drills” Published by Barrett Leganchuk.

For more information on the book please check out elitehockeydevelopmentdrills.com

Barrett Leganchuk is the Scouting Coordinator for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He served on the Coaching staff for Team Canada West at the 2014 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Prior to joining the Jets, Barrett has spent over eight years coaching most previous having spent two years as an assistant coach with the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He has also directed and assisted in many different hockey schools in the summer months. Leganchuk holds a BA in Business Administration from Providence College, Otterburne Manitoba and received his High Performance 1 coaching level from Hockey Canada in 2010.