CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Deceptive retrieval and net drive (VIDEO)

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Featured by Skate to Excel owner Joel Lenius, this drill focuses on deceptive retrievals and attacking the net through defenders, instead of around them.


  • X1 starts by passing to either O player in the circle.
  • O immediately spots the puck along the boards for X1 to retrieve.
  • X1 recovers puck and passes to the other O, who also one touch passes it to the boards.
  • Upon retrieving the second puck, X1 attacks the net between token defenders O, using their body and stick to shield the puck.

Key Points

  • Shoulder checks on retrievals.
  • Change of pace, deception, puck protection, puck slips and evasive skating on attack.

Here’s how it looks in practice:

This drill is featured in the Global Skills Showcase Drill eBook. Click here to download it for free today!

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