CoachThem Hockey Drill of the Week: Puck support 1 vs 1

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The puck support 1 vs 1 is a great drill to work on gap control and stick position for defencemen, and a half-ice overspeed attack for forwards. Additional focus should surround the zone entry, with the defence pivoting above the blue line and attempting to cut the play early.

Drill description

  • D start in corner with puck, F on dot outside blue line
  • D skates forwards with puck then pivots and skates backwards, forward skates toward defence, then open pivots toward boards giving D a flat passing option. D passes to forward who skates into neutral zone, then regroups and attacks 1 on 1
  • Progression – add second forward to make it a 2 on 1. 1 forward towards boards, second forward to middle

Key points

  • follows the play and holds a tight gap at the blue line entry
  • F should build maximum speed in regroup and attack the line hard

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