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Pepper 2

Aug. 25, 2020 at 5:08 p.m. MDT

"Pepper 2" is a transition and attack game that serves as a progression to Pepper 1". The coachsplits the players into two teams and alternates colors on the blue line and separates players using cones. 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 the puck attempts to score. If the other team steals it they must pass the puck to a teammate on either line. If they do so then they go on

offense. Players on the lines are not allowed to check or be checked or leave their designated area as identified by the cone. They can only hold the puck for 2 seconds and they can pass up and down the line or shoot. After 20 second shifts players hustle out and new players enter to play the newly spotted puck.

Teaching Points

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

puck carrier. Support is now available on both sides of the ice which opens up numerous opportunities for both teams.

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  • Pepper 2