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2 on 2 Read The Rush

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Objective:

Reading the rush

Key Elements

Defensive awareness, Communication, Offensive awareness, Reading the rush, Gap control

Organization

Two lines of forwards in diagonal corners of rink and two lines of defensemen in the opposite diagonal corners of the rink. On whistle, one end starts by the defenseman skating towards middle of ice and passing to forward skating up boards. Forward skates around center circle and comes back against defenseman 1-on-1. On next whistle, other end begins same sequence. At same time, the defenseman who just played the 1-on-1 tries to join the rush and make a play with forward from the opposite end. The original forward has to backcheck. The drill is continuous with whistle starting the alternate end.

Variations

None for this drill

Goalie

Situational awareness; communicate with the defenseman

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
N. Zadorov 60 3 12 -10 15
A. Meszaros 60 7 7 -13 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Lindback 4 8 2 .924 2.76
M. Hackett 0 4 1 .884 4.32