Troy Ward

Troy G. Ward is a respected leader in many hockey circles. A former NHL coach, his experience in coaching and managing pro and non-pro hockey encompasses all levels, from Youth up through High School, Junior A, Collegiate, Minor Pro, and Major Juniors. Hockey has been core to this Minnesota native’s life, and he’ll continue giving back to the game that has earned its place as one of America’s favorite participant and spectator sports.

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Troy Ward is back to answer your coaching questions with Episode 9 of Troy Ward’s Mailbag!

This week, Troy takes a look at how to make good line changes with forwards off a dumped puck and what is the most important thing to emphasize after establishing your team systems.

“Depending on the level you’re coaching, some will say they don’t want to change on the backcheck and do it earlier, and some are okay with it,” he said. “Obviously what happens is there’s a sort out period in D zone coverage which can extend the offensive play time of your opponent. That’s something that you make a decision on as coaches.”

Troy Ward’s Mailbag is powered by Hockey Coach VisionMake sure to check out their site for more info on their innovative drill app.

Reminder to submit your questions for Troy to [email protected] and he may answer your question in a future episode.

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