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Czech Skating

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Objective:

Edge control drill maintain speed around circle

Key Elements

Skating, Edge Control, Circle with speed , both ways, Acceleration out of a turn, Can be used as conditioning drill

Organization

Four equally divided lines of players all at one end of the ice behind the goal line. On the whistle the first player in each line starts and skates to the neutral zone area. Lines one and three execute their circles before the red line, and lines two and four do so after. Maintaining good balance and edge control while maintaining their speed through the turn and accelerating out of the turn all the way to the tops of the circle at the other end.

Variations

Add pucks, or perform backwards, or stagger players and turn it into a shooting drill for the goalie, can also be used as a race

Goalie

Participate with the players working on skating

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