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Tight Circle Game

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Objective:

Develops quick passing and anticipation.

Key Elements

Skating, Passing/Receiving, Puck protection , Puck Movement, Shooting

Organization

Using two nets in one face-off circle have the players surround the nets staying on the circle lines. The coach then calls out the players and they play 1-on-1 or 2-on-1, etc. The players on the outside keep the loose pucks in play. After awhile let players score on either net. Be creative.

Variations

None for this drill

Goalie

Develop awareness to various situations. Quickness, agility, balance. Quick reaction to alot of shots.

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