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7 Great Hockey Habits- Skill Focus for February

Good Sticks (stick to the puck):

  • All over the ice – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Passing lanes – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Defensive zone – lead with stick, flush, play up boards – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Going to the net – Defensemen & Forwards
  • 1st man on fore-check must make long pass difficult – Forwards

 

Body Position:

  • Make them come through you to the net – Defensemen & Forwards
  • If the puck is in doubt, be on the defensive side – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Battle hard, stick on the ice, and keep position – Defensemen & Forwards

 

Stop in front:

  • Go to the net hard – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Stick on the ice – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Battle for loose puck – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Bury your chances – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Hit the net – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Traffic in front of the net – Forwards
  • Any shot is a good one – Defensemen & Forwards

 

Feet Moving:

  • All over ice – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Winger getting puck out – Forwards
  • Quickness through neutral zone – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Cycle vs. slow D-3rd man rotation going to the net finishing the check – Forwards
  • On the back check – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Work this defense; take puck to the net (every opportunity you have) – Forwards

 

Support Teammates:

  • Hold up with feet moving – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Get available and want the puck – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Puck side support on all outs – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Defense support through middle – keeping gap tight – Defensemen
  • Scrums – five guys in – do nothing after the whistle – Defensemen & Forwards

 

Discipline:

  • On attack get it behind their D – using soft dumps – Forwards
  • Shift length – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Don’t retaliate after the whistle – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Getting the puck deep – Forwards
  • Finishing checks – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Be positive all the time – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Remain disciplined under ALL circumstances – Defensemen & Forwards

 

Great Decisions:

  • Commitment to the team – do whatever it takes – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Supporting on outs – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Dump in away from goalie and with a purpose – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Changes – hard and be aware – Defensemen & Forwards
  • Defensemen – when to jump – when to get back and out of the offensive zone – when to pinch
  • Forwards – fore-checking 1 or 2 men depending on possession other team has – 3rd man all the time in rotation especially when puck is in doubt
  • Getting the puck to the net or deep – Defensemen & Forwards
  • React – trust your decision – Defensemen & Forward

-Darren Eliot-

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