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Mike Johnston

Johnston’s coaching career includes over 30 years of experience at various levels. After starting his career at the University/College level, Johnston would get involved with Hockey Canada as a General Manager, Associate Coach, and Head Coach. He was also an Assistant Coach at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano. His NHL career includes stops in Vancouver and LA as an Assistant, and Pittsburgh as a Head Coach. He began his tenure with the Portland Winterhawks in 2008 as Head Coach and GM, and has served since. He has won 3 World Championship Golds, a Spengler Cup and a WHL Championship.

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Help your dmen close the gap and teach backchecking tactics with these two new drills ?
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In this week’s edition of On the Board with Mike Johnston, the Winterhawks GM and head coach shares a 2 on 2 drill that focuses on defencemen closing the gap, and a drill that helps to teach backchecking tactics.

Every week, we’ll be releasing two drills, as Johnston provides insight on how to best implement them into your practice.

Help your dmen close the gap and teach backchecking tactics with these two new drills . . .

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1 comment

  • I like these backchecking drills. Many teams have few drills or don’t teach backing at all.

    Cam