A full ice rush taken up a notch, this 1 vs 1 will test the backwards skating speed of your defence and the creativity of your forwards, as they drive down a narrow path to the net. Be sure to emphasize the importance of maintaining a good gap and not allowing the opposing forward to create space in the middle of the ice.
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- D1 start at opposite neutral zone dots
- F1‘s start same side hash
- On whistle all four players go
- D1 touch boards with stick and skate and skate backwards around cone
- F1 skates around cone and attacks D1, 1 vs 1
- Forward has to move quickly to make up for distance to the attacking net, and tries to cut to the middle.
- Defence must skate backwards the entire time and use stick and body positioning to keep opposing player to the outside.
- Coaches can adjust the pylon positioning to make it easier/more difficult on their D.
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