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2 on 2 Checking Skills

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Objective:

Devloping checking skills with body contact

Key Elements

Angling, Puck Support, Proper use of sticks and body, Puckhandling/with pressure, Communication

Organization

Designate an area of the ice between the two bluelines and from the boards to the faceoff dots. The coach flips the puck in and the two players try to maintain control of the puck while their opponents try to use their skills, stick checks, angling, and possible body checks. The players have to decide to support their partner in gaining control of the puck.

Variations

For younger players create a playing area away from the boards.

Goalie

Can work with a coach on fundamentals.

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Ennis 78 20 26 -19 46
M. Moulson 77 13 28 -11 41
B. Gionta 69 13 22 -13 35
Z. Girgensons 61 15 15 -16 30
R. Ristolainen 78 8 12 -32 20
M. Foligno 57 8 12 -5 20
J. Larsson 39 6 10 0 16
N. Deslauriers 82 5 10 -24 15
A. Meszaros 60 7 7 -13 14
A. Benoit 59 1 8 -19 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Lindback 4 8 2 .924 2.76
M. Hackett 0 4 1 .884 4.32