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5-on-3 Man in the Middle

[click the PLAY button above to see the drill in full animation]

Objective:

Develop heads up passing and passing through seams

Key Elements

Skating Agility , Passing/Receiving, Puck Movement, Stick and Puck Skills, Communication

Organization

Set up four cones in a diamond formation. Three defensive players start in the middle and five offensive players surround the cones. The object is to move the puck around passing through the coned-off areas and through the defenders to a teammate. Change the game up using only on-ice passes and then only flip or saucer passes. After three pucks have been cleared (one at a time) change it up.

Variations

Change the game up using only on-ice passes and then only flip or saucer passes.

Goalie

N/A

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