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2 on 1 Continuous Eaves

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Objective:

Backchecking to proper positioning for quick transition on breakouts

Key Elements

Passing/Receiving, Defensive Positioning, Creating scoring chances, Backchecking to defensive zone, Transition

Organization

F1 and F2 start the drill on the 1st whistle by skating down the middle of the ice and backchecking to the house (they must go all the way to the hash marks). They stop when they get to the house and get their head on a swivel and sticks on the ice to simulate defensive zone coverage. The coach blows the 2nd whistle, which initiates a pass from the coach to D1 who works to get open from the dot to proper position below the goal line. F1 now activates and gets open skating to the side boards (hash marks) to be an outlet pass from D1. F2 comes across to support D1 and F1. F1 passes to F2 and they go down the ice 2 on 1 vs. D2 who followed up the play from the other end. Once F1 and F2 clear the redline for their line rush, F3 and F4 Start to skate and backcheck to put back pressure on the line rush. F3 and F4 become the next repetition.

Variations

Weak side defenseman join rush; Have the defenseman who took the rush become the weak side defenseman on the breakout. Now the pass would go from D1 to F1 on the side boards to weak side defenseman and he would pass it to F1 or F2 to create the line rush. 2nd Puck through defensive zone coverage and late man; After the rush have the coach in the corner try to throw the puck to the point so the backchecking forwards must have their sticks on the ice and in the passing lanes with their heads on a swivel to deflect the pass so it does not get out to the point or to a late man joining the rush.

Goalie

Game like situation, fight through traffic to find the puck and communicate with the defenseman on both the line rush and breakout. Adjusting your angles on the passes being made on the line rush and breakout.

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