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Angling Stations

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Objective:

Proper Angles when taking the Body

Key Elements

 Positioning , Skating , Balance and Agility, Angles to Hit and Pin , Compete Battles 1 on 1

Organization

1st Station: Depending on the number of coaches available on the ice, position them accordingly. At one end two players are positioned at the blueline along the wall with pucks. The other player just off the ‘puck carriers’ shoulder is about 10 feet away. On the whistle the player with the puck skates down the boards. The inside player now angles the puck carrying player keeping them to the outside, taking away time and space, with stick on the ice – protecting against a cutback to the middle of the ice. Eventually closing him off against the wall with stick-on-stick, shoulder-on-shoulder, hitting and pinning. At the Center Ice Station: 2 players are positioned next to each other, along the boards, skating towards the other side of the rink; 1 player is skating and changing his speed with the other player having to make adjustments with his positioning, mirroring across the ice. 3rd Station: The offensive player is positioned along the wall with the puck. The defender or defensive player is positioned along the blueline but skating backwards. On the whistle the player with the puck skates down the wall with the defensive player taking away time and space with good backwards skating and positioning – angling to protect against a cutback and closing him off the wall.

Variations

Depending on the number of coaches on the ice this drill can be run with six stations

Goalie

Working in the net with a coach or the goalies can be working on Transitional skating on there own.

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