This week on The Breakdown, Dave Starman takes a look at three keys to preventing goals allowed: Backchecking, defending the rush, and defensive zone coverage. According to Dave, it’s all about finding ways to get possession of the puck back as fast as possible.
“When you talk to a lot of coaches, especially at the higher levels, one of the things they talk about is getting the puck back quickly, so that you can get on offence and playing the game more going downhill, going north, as opposed to having to defend.”
Watch as he uses gameplay footage from some of the top programs in college hockey to break down the responsibilities of each player, regardless of their position, when it comes to defending in each scenario.
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