While this drill may seem simple, it is highly effective in managing gap control when your opponent has lots of open ice. It’s also a great drill for practicing your defence’s reaction and new gap, when there is a neutral zone regroup.
- D1 leaves with a puck and passes to F1 skating across the zone
- F1 plays 1 vs 1 against D1 from the opposite end of the ice that has gapped up
- Play out until whistle blows
- Opposite ends leave at the same time
- Drill starts on whistle
- If coach blows 2 quick whistles the F1 and D1 regroup and continue there attack
- Players stay on their side of the ice
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