CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Chip, buy space

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This is a great drill to work on exiting the defensive zone while under pressure from a pressing defenceman. The role of the coach here is key — he/she can either take away the board play or the middle of the ice, forcing the offence to make a decision on a safe exit out of the defensive zone.

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Drill description

  • Diagonal lines, X1 and O1 start at the same time
  • X1 leaves with puck and passes to X2 who gets off wall and chips puck pass coach back to X1
  • X1 takes a wide shot with X2 driving to the net

Key points

  • X2 sell a break to the middle before chipping it to the outside
  • X1 cuts hard off back shoulder of coach to retrieve puck

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