As recently seen in The Coaches Site Chalk Talk Series with Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, the Porter 1 vs 1 is a fantastic drill for angling practice. It is simple, but effective in reinforcing the concept of forcing the opposition into “bad ice” and limiting their opportunity to cut to the middle.
- On whistle, X1 skates backward without puck and exchanges passes with X2, and ending up with the puck at the top of the circle
- At the same time O releases from the centre circle and stops at the neutral zone dot
- X1 skates up ice and passes to O, releasing him/her for a 1 v 1 attack when they receive the puck
- X1 must angle his/her opponent by taking away the centre ice and leading O into the boards
- O is not allowed to leave dot until he/she gets the puck. He/she is also not allowed to skate up ice on the inside of the neutral zone dots — must stay outside
- X drags his/her stick, forces the opposition into “bad ice,” and don’t allow O to get to the net
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