Elite Hockey Development Drills: Finnish One – Touch

Barrett Leganchuk

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.

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Skaters are located int he neutral zone, on opposite sides of the red line.

  1. On the whistle, both halves leave at the same time, (one side shown completely). 01 steps out, pivoting backward, exchanging one-touch passes with 02 until the top of the circle. (Ensure 01 has moved the puck back to 02 before reaching circle)
  2. 01 pivots forward through the neutral zone
  3. 04 moves the puck to 01
  4. 01 attacks the net for a shot on goal

Key Points:

  • 01 moves the puck back to 02 before pivoting forward
  • Call for pass from 04
  • Shoot at tops of the circles

“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

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