This is a two-part drill, starting as a small-area angle and progressing into a 1v1 race for the puck. It incorporates the best of both worlds, as your players practise technical skills, while battling for the puck in a competitive environment.
- Players start race in corner, with coach spotting puck on boards
- X1 takes inside pylon and X2 takes the outside, battle for a shot on goal
- After shot or whistle, players race to crease, stop, and then sprint back to half wall for a second spotted puck
- Battle 1v1 for a second shot on net
- X2 doesn’t let X1 cut to the middle of the ice on first retrieval
- Shoulder checks and deceptive moves on second retrieval
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