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Windshield Wiper

Aug. 24, 2020 at 11:13 a.m. MDT

"Windshield Wiper", creatively works on width and depth in puckhandling. Coaches partner the players and spread them throughout the zone. On the whistle, the resting player who is down on one knee swipes his stick back and forth with the shaft on the ice (like a windshield wiper on a window). This is done at a slow and constant speed to allow the puckhandler to have success. The active players moves the puck in and out to avoid being hit by the wiper. After 20 seconds, the coach blows the whistle and the partners switch roles.

Teaching Points

Puck handling: Read and react to the wiper speed and rhythm. Hands are close togther to allow for maximum reach and range in puck handling. Use the toe drag and dynamic blade to manipulate the puck away from the body and in close.

Players can also move their feet to make the drill more challenging.

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  • Windshield Wiper