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3 on 2 Backchecker

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Objective:

Create scoring chances 3 on 2

Key Elements

Create width and depth to attack, Drive center lane, 3rd man high as a trailer, Shooting/scoring, Game like situation for goalie

Organization

Two lines start at the center red line facing opposite directions against 2 defenseman that are positioned at each blue line. Pucks are at the center. Both centers have one puck. On the whistle the designated three forwards attack the 2 defenseman 3 on 2 trying to create a scoring chance until a whistle. On the whistle the 3rd man high in the zone becomes a backchecker against the next 3 forwards at the center red line attacking the opposite 2 defenseman, 3 on 2, the backchecker can make it a 3 on 3. Play it until a whistle and 3rd man high becomes the next backchecker against 5 new players who have come off the bench. This is a continious drill.

Variations

The other 2 forwards can backcheck to the center red line.

Goalie

Game like situations; 3 on 2 and 3 on 3. Commmunicate with your 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
A. Meszaros 60 7 7 -13 14
C. Hodgson 78 6 7 -28 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Lindback 4 8 2 .924 2.76
M. Hackett 0 4 1 .884 4.32