CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Makar gap 1 vs 1

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This drill was provided by Minnesota skills coach Danny Heath (follow him on Instagram: @danny_hype), and is a fantastic gap control drill for your defenders. Not only do you work on lateral movement across the ice, but the drill forces the forwards to be explosive in their zone attack too.

Drill Description

  • On whistle, F skates with puck and weaves through pylons at blue line
  • At the same time, D follows the play, weaving through pylons and net
  • Players come out of last pylon strong and play a 1-on-1

Here’s how it looks in practice:


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Mike Weaver

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