Hockey’s Next Big Trend: Shorthanded Offense

Kelvin Cech

Steady contributor in multiple roles over the years at the coaches site, current General Manager and Head Coach of the MJHL Niverville Nighthawks, former assistant coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Men's Hockey team.

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The debate about using skilled players on the penalty kill has raged on since the dawn of the frozen game.

Ok, maybe raged is a little strong. Most coaches have their own beliefs when it comes to personnel on the penalty kill. Some believe it's important to assign roles to every player on the team - thus, players either get to kill penalties or play on the powerplay once you reach a certain age or level.

But the skillset of those players is important to the PK as well. I think most of us would agree that speed, agility, and . . .

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