Buffalo Sabres Insider App Twitter Facebook

 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

3 Man Offensive Zone Entry

[click the PLAY button above to see the drill in full animation]

Objective:

Offensive zone entry

Key Elements

Width and depth to the attack, Passing, Finding passing lanes, Skating, Shooting

Organization

The drill begins with the players lined up against the boards just inside the blue line, facing towards the neutral zone. A figure 8 is formed using cones between the redline and the blueline in the neutral zone. On the whistle, three players skate around the figure 8 as fast as they can, one behind the other. when they get all the way around they skate out of the figure 8 through the middle, heading into the offensive zone. The coach passes a puck to the first player skating out of the figure 8. He become F1 and takes the puck wide one way or the other in order to spread out the attack. the second player out of the figure 8 enters the zone as F2 and heads toward the net. The third player out of the figure 8 skates into the zone as F3 and controls his speed to become the trailer. The three forwards attack the net in triangular formation, creating width and depth to the attack. Cones are spread out through the scoring area to force the players to find passing lanes through the obstacles. One or two passes are made and the drill is completed with a shot on goal.

Variations

The figure 8 in the neutral zone can be replaced with a number of different options. The three players could pass one puck amongst themselves, teaching them to skate off of the puck. On the whistle, the players leave the puck and head into the offensive zone. The coach passes a puck to the first forward entering the zone, F1, and the other two players have to decide who is F2 and F3 to form the triangular formation. The rest of the drill remains the same.

Goalie

The goalie plays the attack and has to adjust his angles based on passes being made.


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82