Wednesday Drill of the Week: 3v2 One Puck
March 5, 2014 1 Comment
A simple yet effective drill. 3v2 One puck starts with three forwards playing below the tops of the circles against two defensemen. Three new forwards and two new defensemen are waiting (F near the tops of the circles, D near the red line) to go. When the D gain possession, they move the puck to the new forwards who then attack the new D on a 3v2 rush. That rush plays out into a down low cycle and three new forwards and two new defensemen step onto the ice. The drill becomes continuous when the puck gets cleared by the D to the new forwards. The next forwards waiting to go can play near the top of the circles and take away any high roll attempt by the forwards cycling in the zone.
This drill is great for working on offensive attack concepts as it begins with a 3v2 rush and plays into down low cycle play. We look to get a good net drive and good width on our attack through the neutral zone, followed by a good net front presence and rotation on the cycle, always looking to take pucks to the net and attack through seams. You can really emphasize and teach cycling and rush concepts as the reps are short – grab players as they finish and talk to them about their options. A simple yet effective offensive drill.