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Greyhound Battle

Aug. 26, 2020 at 9:27 a.m. MDT

"Greyhound Battle" is a great way to condition your team while at the same time working on offensive and defensive tactics. On the whistle, the coach simultaneously spots a puck into play. One or Two players from each color explode to the red line then back to the blue line and then chase the spotted puck and play 1vs1 or 2vs2 for about 20 seconds. On a goal or whistle the players back check out of the zone to the end of their line or their team loses a point. On the stops or turns the players' skates must touch the line or the team automatically loses a point. Keep score to increase the level of compete.

Teaching Points

Skating: Explosive start, wide track skating, arms side to side countering the side push of the legs. Recover 1/2 way to the mid-line and keep blades close to the ice when striding.

2vs2 Battle: Gaining possession is the first goal. Play 2, 1vs1's in the zone with clear identification of who has who. Use the nets to deflect pressure and create time and space. Passes can be made to goaltenders who are also permitted to leave the net and join the attack.

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