CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Porter 1 vs 1 angling

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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.

Drill Description

  • 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

Key Points

  • 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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