Whether your goalie is like a third defenceman, or you’d prefer they do not roam from their net at all, coaches need to develop a guide/system for their defencemen and goalies.
Laura Bellamy, Associate Head Coach with the University of Minnesota-Duluth women’s hockey team, knows a lot needs to go into exchanges between goalies and their defencemen, regardless of how active goaltenders are with the puck.
“We want our goalies and Ds to be speaking the same language,” said Bellamy, during her 32-minute presentation from the College Hockey Inc. Virtual Coaching Clinic. “The best thing to do is have a simple system…when pucks are on net, you ask both Ds to fan out and the goalie is the eyes.”
Bellamy’s presentation begins by going in depth on pucks on net, using numerous examples using game footage, before she dives into different types of wrapped pucks, again using game clips. She finishes her video by explaining how to incorporate puck play into your practices, and naturally includes practices drills.
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