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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We want to thank everyone for submitting questions and participating in the Mailbag! We hope you’ve been able to take something away from these Q&A segments and add them to your coaching toolbox.

In episode 10 of Troy Ward’s Mailbag, Troy offers some book recommendations for coaches, shares his rules for the F3 in the defensive zone, and why the 1-3 penalty kill structure is commonly used at higher levels.

“The ultimate goal of the 1-3 structure is to trap the opposing player and to force them to rim the puck into the zone,” says Troy. “That puts the puck on the boards and allows the four penalty killers time to pressure because it’s hard offensively to pull the puck into play.”

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