"Pepper 1" is a transition and attack game. The coach splits the players into two teams (one lines up on the goal line and the other the blue line). To begin, the coach spots a puck into play. Two players from each team enter the game and play 2vs2 cross-ice. The first team that touches it attempts to score. If the other team steals it they must pass the puck to a player along their respective line. If they do so then they go on offense. Players on the lines are not allowed to check or be checked. They can only hold the puck for 2 seconds and they can pass up and down the line or shoot. After 20 second shift players hustle out and new players enter to play newly spotted puck.
Offensively: Attempt to have no unforced turnovers as puck support is always available on the lines. Find open ice quickly and spread out to utilize the quiet zones. Move the puck quickly to create scoring chances.
Defensively: Eliminate passing lanes from the lines to the opponent. Identify who has who as the drill should look like 2, 1vs1's rather than two teammates chasing the
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