Dragons, Pirates, Super Mario & Jumanji. None of these relate to hockey, unless you’re Ilia Khanenko.
The 33-year-old Russian Skills Development Coach with HC Fribourg Gottéron, is a pro at teaching puck management. To him, it’s all about learning through processes based on fun games, with storytelling. Everyone is involved, everyone is moving and everyone is having fun.
Khanenko, who presented during The Coaches Site’s Global Skills Showcase earlier this year, spoke about how a defenceman manages the puck is crucial to any team’s success in all three zones. His presentation breaks down how to create a foundation for your defencemen’s puck management within a system and game scenarios.
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