October 26, 2016 Leave a comment
A backcheck/transition drill this week.
The drill starts with five O players stationary – two F’s below the goal line, one high F3 and two D on the blueline. X starts with the puck on the half wall.
On the whistle, X takes off with the puck. The D play the rush while F3 backpressures the puck carrier (or however you structure your backchecks). Either the D or F3 angle the puck carrier into the wall and force a turnover while the other player retrieves the puck and quickly transitions it up ice to either F. The defensive team then transitions to a 3v0 attack on net (D join the play).
To add another element to the drill, place two defensive D down low with the forwards below the goal line for a 3v2 offensive attack.
I really like this drill as a transition, gap, reattack game scenario for all players involved.